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Introduced3 January 1994
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
SponsorAlgerian NIC, CERIST [fr]
Intended useEntities connected with  Algeria
Actual useFairly popular in Algeria
Registered domains15,468 (2022-12-15)[1]
Registration restrictionsMust have Algerian presence; name must be related to company or organization name or trademark
StructureRegistrations are taken directly at second level or at third level beneath some second-level labels
DocumentsDomain name charter
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry websitewww.nic.dz/index.php
TLD typeInternationalized country code top-level domain
Intended useEntities connected with  Algeria
Actual useRare use in Algeria.
Registered domains43 (2022-12-15)[2]
DNS name.xn--lgbbat1ad8j
Registry websiteمركزأسماءالنطاقات.الجزائر

.dz is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Algeria (from Dzayer, the local name for Algeria).

It is administered by the DZ Network Internet Center, a subdivision of CERIST (Centre de Recherche sur l'Information Scientifique et Technique). To apply for a .dz domain name, one must be an entity established in Algeria and/or having legal representation in Algeria and/or having a document justifying the name ownership rights in the country. Currently, NIC.DZ charges 1000 Algerian dinars per year for a domain (about US$7.4).

Second-level domains[edit]

Registrations are taken directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath these names:[3]

  • .com.dz: Commercial entities
  • .gov.dz: Governmental entities
  • .org.dz: Entities appointing non-governmental and non-commercial organizations
  • .edu.dz: Entities of education
  • .asso.dz: Approved associations
  • .pol.dz: Political parties
  • .art.dz: Arts
  • .net.dz: Network providers/operators and entities operating in other back-end internet services
  • .tm.dz: Entities, residing abroad, which possess protected trademarks covered in Algeria and having no document justifying an activity or presence in Algeria.
  • .soc.dz: Natural persons, residing in Algeria, who possess protected trademarks in Algeria and do not exercise a commercial activity (not having Algerian Trade certificate)

Second top-level domain[edit]

A second, internationalised top-level domain will be used for Algeria, intended for domain names in the local language, using Arabic characters: الجزائر. It was registered in 2011 and is represented as .xn--lgbbat1ad8j for the DNS name.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nic.dz". Nic.dz. 2022-12-15. Archived from the original on 2022-12-15. Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  2. ^ "مركز أسماء النطاقات . الجزائر". 2022-12-15. Archived from the original on 2022-12-15. Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  3. ^ "Domain Name Policy for the Algerian Country Code TLD .dz" (PDF). Democratic Republic of Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Research Center on Scientific and Technical Information. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-10-24. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  4. ^ "مركز أسماء النطاقات . الجزائر".

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