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Introduced 2007
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry RNIDS
Sponsor RNIDS
Intended use Entities connected with  Serbia
Actual use Mainly in Serbia
Registration restrictions None at 2nd level, on 3rd level there are some restrictions depending on category
Documents General Terms and Conditions for Registration
Dispute policies Rulebook on Arbitrage Proceedings
Website www.rnids.rs

.rs is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Serbia. The domain name registry that operates it is the Register of National Internet Domain Names of Serbia (RNIDS). The letters rs stand for Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Republika Srbija).

It is intended to be used with few restrictions, and it is widely used in Serbia. Because of English words ending with the letters "rs", this domain is also used in the construction of domain hacks.[1]


The .yu domain had been assigned to the former Serbia and Montenegro when it was still called the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In June 2006, Serbia and Montenegro split into two separate countries. On 8 July 2006, the Registry for National Internet Domain of Serbia - RNIDS was founded by the Ministry of Science and a group of 34 organizations interested in the domain. On 26 September 2006, the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency decided to allocate RS as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Serbia IANA assigned .rs as ccTLD for this country.

The delegation of name servers by IANA started in September, 2007.[2] Registration of the .rs domain names commenced on 10 March 2008.

In 2007, ICANN also resolved[3] that the former .yu domain is to be operated temporarily by RNIDS, the operators of the new .rs domain registry, until its eventual abolition on or before 30 September 2009. This allowed a two-year transition period for existing .yu names to be transferred either to .rs for Serbia or .me for Montenegro. Finally, the .yu domain expired on 30 March 2010.[4]

Domain structure[edit]

The top level domain is intended for all interested users. The following second-level domains except in.rs are reserved for legal entities only.

  • .co.rs – Corporations
  • .org.rs – Civil organizations and associations
  • .edu.rs – Educational institutions and organizations (except ac.rs sub-domain)
  • .ac.rs – Academic and research network of Serbia (delegated)
  • .gov.rs – Government institutions (delegated)
  • .in.rs – Personal use

See also[edit]

  • .срб, a Cyrillic top-level domain for Serbia.


  1. ^ For example, the blog hosting service www.blogge.rs
  2. ^ "IANA .rs whois information". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Preliminary Report for Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names Home Page". RNIDS. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 

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