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to Register New Domain Name
Applicant is requested to read SaudiNIC
. By submitting the Domain Name Registration Form to SaudiNIC,
Applicant confirms that he has read, understood and accepted all the
terms and conditions in the
Registration steps: (click on the steps to get more information)
STEP 1: Check if
the domain name is available with SaudiNIC
STEP 2: Set up
domain name servers
STEP 3: Fill
SaudiNIC registration form (online
STEP 4: Submit a
STEP 5: Submit
STEP 6: Follow up
Domain name applications are kept in a pending state until required
documents (e.g., registration letter and Commercial Registrations from
Ministry of Commerce) and name servers correct information are
received from Applicant within three weeks from the reception date. If
no such documents or information are submitted within this period,
SaudiNIC will send email message to request the missing information or
documents. If nothing is received within a week, SaudiNIC will reject
STEP 1 : Check if the domain name is available
Check the availability of the domain name that you want to register by
database. If the domain name is available then proceed with next
STEP 2 : Set up domain name
Before submitting the Domain Name Registration Form to SaudiNIC,
arranged at least two operational domain name (DNS) servers to the
domain name in question. Such domain name servers may be arranged
through third party providers (e.g. ISP). One of them is the primary
name server and the others are secondary name servers. All need
permanent IP connectivity to the Internet. Each domain name server
must be capable of receiving queries for the domain name and
STEP 3 : Fill application form
Fill the Domain Name Registration Form (either the
text version) completely. Please make
sure that the form is filled correctly and completely, failure to do
so may delay the registration process. We recommend that you use the
online form because it checks and verifies the information online and
automatically, as well as it submits the resulted form to SaudiNIC
directly. Submitting registration forms by email (to
email@example.com ) or fax is also accepted but it
needs human interaction, which will add some delay on the process.
Please include the form in your email message and do not attach the
form in any other format except ASCII text where the attachment can be
read directly with the mail program.
STEP 4 : Submit a letter
Submit (by mail or fax) a letter requesting the domain name
registration and it must be on an official letterhead addressed to
English ). The letter should indicate
the domain name to be registered, the administrator contact, and the
agent (e.g., ISP) who is following the registration if any.
STEP 5 : Submit legal
This document is obtained depending on the general category that an
organization belongs to.
A Company registering under .com.sa should
provide a valid
Commercial Registration (CR)
certificate from the Ministry of Commerce. In case the domain name
is the name of a product or a mark of that company, then a
Trade Mark (TM) certificate is
needed in addition to the CR certificate.
Internet Service Providers registering under .net.sa
should provide a valid License from KACST.
Educational Entities registering under .sch.sa
should provide a valid License from the Ministry of Education. These
entities include but not limited to: kindergartens, elementary
schools, secondary schools and high schools.
Medical Entities registering under .med.sa should
provide a valid License from the Ministry of Health. These entities
include but not limited to: hospitals and medical clinics.
For personal names/use under .pub.sa a copy of
the Applicant's Civil Affairs ID card is required.
For nonprofit entities a copy of any official
documents showing the relationship between the proposed domain name
and the name of the organization is required.
And for government entities there are no need for
any legal documents.
In summary, for profit-earning entities registering
under the "com.sa", "sch.sa", or "med.sa" domains should submit (via
mail or fax) a copy of their legal documents (e.g., commercial
registration, license, trade mark registration, ...). For all others,
a copy of any official documents showing the relationship between the
proposed domain name and the name of the organization is required.
STEP 6 : Follow up
Follow up the registration. Please wait for 3 to 4 working days for
your domain name to be activated. If you do not receive any e-mail
notification after 10 days send an inquiry to