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Introduced17 May 1994
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryCommunications and Information Technology Commission (SaudiNIC Unit)
SponsorCommunications and Information Technology Commission
Intended useEntities connected with:
Actual useGets some use in Saudi Arabia
Registered domains63,101 (November 2019)[1]
Registration restrictionsMust have Saudi presence, a local representative, or trademark registered in Saudi Arabia; must show legal papers verifying identity
StructureSecond level domains registration is available under (.sa) and (.السعودية), the third level domains registration is available beneath various second-level labels
Registry websiteSaudiNIC

.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).[2]

In December 2021, 82,097 .sa domain names were registered.[2]

Second-level domains

The second-level domains that are officially open to third-level registrations are:

Internationalized country code TLD

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.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Statistics". www.nic.sa. Archived from the original on 2020-03-05. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  2. ^ a b "SaudiNIC provides statistics for domain registrations per second-level domain, as well as full statistics for domain registration since 1995". Intgovforum.org. 2020. Archived from the original on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  3. ^ "First IDN ccTLDs Requests Successfully Pass String Evaluation". ICANN. 2010-01-21. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.