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Domain .ar.svg
Introduced23 September 1987
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryNIC Argentina
SponsorGovernment of Argentina (SLyTP)
Intended useEntities connected with Argentina
Actual useVery popular in Argentina
Registered domains670,633 (November 2022)[1]
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 websitehttps://nic.ar/

.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.[2] Previously, only 9 of the second-level domains listed below were open for registration, and a local presence in Argentina was required. Recently the extension has become synonymous with Augmented Reality and is being by many prominent AR and XR startups. [3]

Second-level domains[edit]

As of January 2017 there are currently 12 second-level domains.[4]

  • com.ar – Companies and individuals resident in Argentina
  • coop.ar – Registered cooperatives
  • 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
  • mutual.ar – Registered mutual organizations
  • net.ar – Providers of internet services licensed by the Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones
  • org.ar – Non-profit organizations, which must present a valid proof
  • senasa.ar – Legal and human persons related to the National Food Safety and Quality Service
  • 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 listed in the National Registry of Musicians and National Musical Groups
  • bet.ar – Online gambling operators, licensed by local and national government[5]

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).[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Estadísticas | NIC Argentina". NIC Argentina. 10 December 2022. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Comenzó el Registro de Interés de dominios '.ar'". NIC Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ ".ar Domain Names". Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Dominios y Aranceles" (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "RESOL-2019-42-APN-SLYT - Establécense aranceles ".bet.ar"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  6. ^ "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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