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Introduced23 September 1987
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryNIC Argentina
SponsorMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Worship
Intended useEntities connected with Argentina
Actual useVery popular in Argentina
Registered domains513,747 (June 2017).ar registry domain count
Registration restrictionsMust have contact with address in Argentina, but registrant may be foreign; some subdomains have particular restrictions
StructureRegistrations are at third level beneath second level labels
DocumentsGovernment resolution on domain registration
Registry websiteNIC Argentina

.ar is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Argentina. It is administered by NIC Argentina. Registering an .ar domain (like website.ar) directly is now allowed.[1] Previously, only the 9 second-level domains listed below were open for registration, and a local presence in Argentina was required.[2]

Second-level domains[edit]

As of January 2017 there are currently 9 second-level domains.[3]

  • com.ar - Companies and individuals resident in Argentina
  • edu.ar - Educational institutions. Currently, this second-level domain is handled by ARIU (Asociación de Redes de Interconexión Universitaria).
  • gob.ar, gov.ar - Local and national government
  • int.ar - International entities and representatives of foreign international organizations in Argentina
  • mil.ar - Military use
  • net.ar - Providers of internet services licensed by the Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones
  • org.ar - Non-profit organizations, which must present a valid proof
  • tur.ar - Tourism and travel companies licensed by the Ministerio de Turismo de la Nación. Provincial or municipal government agencies promoting their respective provinces or municipalities can also use this second-level domain.
  • musica.ar - Any member of listed in the National Registry of Musicians and National Musical Groups
  • bet.ar - Online gambling operators, licensed by local and national government[4]

Special characters[edit]

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).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Comenzó el Registro de Interés de dominios '.ar'". NIC Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. ^ ".ar Domain Names". Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Dominios y Aranceles" (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ "RESOL-2019-42-APN-SLYT - Establécense aranceles ".bet.ar"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Aprueban la incorporación de la letra Ñ a los dominios argentinos en Internet". infobaeprofesional.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008.

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