The Network Information Center Argentina, or NIC Argentina, is an office of the Legal and Technical Secretariat of the Presidency of Argentina responsible for operating the .ar country code top-level domain (ccTLD).
Delegation for the .ar ccTLD, was requested on 20 August 1987, as part of the transition to the Internet Domain Name System. The delegation was approved and became effective on 13 September 1987. Since then, the Argentine Foreign Ministry has been the sole sponsor and entity responsible for the management of Internet Domain Names for the .AR ccTLD, this role was reaffirmed by Executive Decree 267/2005 on 4 April 2005.
The NIC-DDN WHOIS entry for AR-DOM in 1991 showed:
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto (AR-DOM) Departamento de Informatica Recoquista 1088 Buenos Aires - 1003 ARGENTINA Domain Name: AR Administrative Contact: Porter, Sergio (SP48) SERGIOP@ATINA.AR +54 1-311-0071 Technical Contact: Amodio, Jorge Marcelo (JMA49) PETE@ATINA.AR +54 1313 8082 Zone Contact: Chapman, Malcom (MC328) firstname.lastname@example.org +54 1-313-8082 Record last updated on 24-Mar-91. Domain servers in listed order: NS.UU.NET 220.127.116.11 UUCP-GW-1.PA.DEC.COM 18.104.22.168 Top Level domain for Argentine Republic For information concerning this domain, please consult the Administrative Contact listed above.
Current contact information for the .AR ccTLD can be obtained from the IANA Root Zone Database.
- "Nic.ar pasa a la órbita de la Secretaría Legal y Técnica". La Nación. 14 December 2011.