|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.
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.