.alsaudiah

السعودية
Al Saudiah logo.svg
Introduced2010
TLD typeInternationalised country code top-level domain
StatusStarting
RegistrySaudiNIC[1]
Intended useEntities connected with  Saudi Arabia
DNS namexn--mgberp4a5d4ar

The Arabic name السعودية, romanized as AlSaudiah,[2] is the Internationalized country code top-level domain for Saudi Arabia.[3]

History[]

The top-level domain was installed in the DNS on May 5, 2010. It was among the first non-Latin top-level domains to ever go live.[3][4]

Government organizations were able to register the domain name for the first time from 31 May 2010 to 12 July 2010,[1][2] followed by a public launch a few months later. By 2013, 1,939 AlSaudiah domain names were registered.[5]

Description[]

AlSaudiah (السعودية[2]) is the Internationalized country code top-level domain for Saudi Arabia. Only persons or entities related to Saudi Arabia are able to register.[citation needed] The top-level domain is managed by the Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC).[5]

The ASCII name of this domain in the Domain Name System is xn--mgberp4a5d4ar, obtained by application of the Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) rules for the translation of the Unicode representation of the script version.

Saudi Arabia is also assigned the country code top-level domain .sa.

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b Launching Arabic domain name Registration Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, Saudi Network Information Center
  2. ^ a b c Alert 360 - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt - Non-Latin Domain Names Accepted Archived 2010-05-13 at the Wayback Machine, Rouse
  3. ^ a b 'Historic' day as first non-latin web addresses go live, BBC, 6 May 2010.
  4. ^ Zee. "Monumental Day For the Internet as First Non-Latin Domain Names Go Live". Thenextweb.com. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  5. ^ a b "World report on Internationalised Domain Names" (PDF). Intgovforum.org. 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2019.