|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Sponsor||Algerian NIC, CERIST|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Algeria|
|Actual use||Fairly popular in Algeria|
|Registered domains||13,590 (July 1, 2021)|
|Registration restrictions||Must have Algerian presence; name must be related to company or organization name or trademark|
|Structure||Registrations are taken directly at second level or at third level beneath some second-level labels|
.dz is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Algeria (from Dzayer, the local name for Algeria).
It is administered by Network Internet Center. DZ, a subdivision of CERIST (Centre de Recherche sur l'Information Scientifique et Technique). To apply for a .dz domain name, one must be an organization with a permanent presence in Algeria, and choose a name of three or more letters. Currently, NIC.DZ charges 1000 Algerian dinars a year (about US$8).
Registrations are taken directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath these names:
A second top-level domain will be used for Algeria, intended for domain names in the local language, using Arabic characters: الجزائر. It was registered in 2011 and is represented as .xn--lgbbat1ad8j for the DNS name.