.sa

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .sa domain names.
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Domain owner must have a local address in Saudi Arabia

Authorization code required optional
Method of confirmation
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .sa domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • Trade - not supported, domain owner can't be changed

Other update

  • Update - via RCP or API

Delete

  • Delete - process is manual, a request must be sent to Openprovider support

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - not supported for this TLD
Registry
  • Registry:
  • Registry whois:
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates: Real-Time
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 0 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 59 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Nameservers must be configured in advance and provide an authoritative response.
  • Local domain owner (OwnerC) required (office/residence).
  • Local domain administrator (AdminC) required.
  • Domain name has to be very close to company name.
  • Copy of trademark documents required.
Policies
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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