||This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. (May 2013)|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Sponsor||Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Argentina|
|Actual use||Very popular in Argentina|
|Registration restrictions||Must have contact with address in Argentina, but registrant may be foreign; some subdomains have particular restrictions|
|Structure||Registrations are at third level beneath second level labels|
|Documents||Government resolution on domain registration|
.ar is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Argentina. It is administered by NIC Argentina. Registering a .AR domain directly is not allowed, only the 8 second-level domains below are open to everyone, although a local presence in Argentina is required.
Second level domains
- COM.AR - Companies and individuals resident in Argentina
- EDU.AR - Educational institutions
- GOB.AR, GOV.AR - Local and national government
- INT.AR - International entities and representatives of foreign international organisations in Argentina
- MIL.AR - Military
- NET.AR - Providers of internet services licensed by the Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones
- ORG.AR - Not for profit only
- TUR.AR - Tourism and travel companies licenced by the Ministerio de Turismo de la Nación
In November 2008, a resolution approved the use of special characters in domain names, including ñ, ç, á, é, í ó, ú, ä, ë, ï, ö, and ü. The .gob.ar domain was also approved for government entities (.gob stands for "gobierno", government in Spanish).
- ".ar Domain Names". Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- "NIC Argentina". Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- "Aprueban la incorporación de la letra Ñ a los dominios argentinos en Internet". infobaeprofesional.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
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