.ar
Domain .ar.svg
Introduced23 September 1987
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryNIC Argentina
SponsorGovernment of Argentina (SLyTP)
Intended useEntities connected with Argentina
Actual useVery popular in Argentina
Registered domains513,747 (June 2017)[1]
Registration restrictionsMust have contact with address in Argentina, but registrant may be foreign; some subdomains have particular restrictions
StructureRegistrations are at third level beneath second level labels
DocumentsGovernment resolution on domain registration
Registry websitehttps://nic.ar/

.ar is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Argentina. It is administered by NIC Argentina. Registering an .ar domain (like website.ar) directly is now allowed.[2] Previously, only 9 of the second-level domains listed below were open for registration, and a local presence in Argentina was required.[3]

Second-level domains

As of January 2017 there are currently 12 second-level domains.[4]

Special characters

In November 2008, a resolution approved the use of special characters in domain names, including ñ, ç, á, é, í ó, ú, ä, ë, ï, ö, and ü. The .gob.ar domain was also approved for government entities (.gob stands for "gobierno", government in Spanish).[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ ".ar registry domain count". Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Comenzó el Registro de Interés de dominios '.ar'". NIC Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ ".ar Domain Names". Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Dominios y Aranceles" (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "RESOL-2019-42-APN-SLYT - Establécense aranceles ".bet.ar"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Aprueban la incorporación de la letra Ñ a los dominios argentinos en Internet". infobaeprofesional.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008.