|Introduced||17 May 1994|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Communications and Information Technology Commission (SaudiNIC Unit)|
|Sponsor||Communications and Information Technology Commission|
|Intended use||Entities connected with:|
|Actual use||Some use in Saudi Arabia|
|Registered domains||63,101 (November 2019)|
|Registration restrictions||Must have Saudi presence, a local representative, or trademark registered in Saudi Arabia; must show legal papers verifying identity|
|Structure||Second level domains registration is available under (.sa) and (.السعودية), the third level domains registration is available beneath various second-level labels|
.sa is the Latin alphabet Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Saudi Arabia. Domains of this type can be registered through SaudiNIC, a department of the Communications and Information Technology Commission. The Arabic alphabet ccTLD of Saudi Arabia is السعودية.
The .sa top-level domain was managed by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology from 1995 to 2006. It was then transferred to Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC).
In December 2013, 31,604 .sa domain names were registered.
The second-level domains that are officially open to third-level registrations are:
Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to apply for the new internationalized domain name (IDN) country code top-level domains authorized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2009. In January 2010, ICANN announced that the Saudi IDN ccTLD (xn--mgberp4a5d4ar, السعودية) one of the first four new IDN ccTLDs to have passed the Fast Track String Evaluation within the domain application process.