From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Introduced 1994
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC.DZ
Sponsor CERIST
Intended use Entities connected with  Algeria
Actual use Fairly popular in Algeria
Registration restrictions Must have Algerian presence; name must be related to company or organization name or trademark
Structure Registrations are taken directly at second level or at third level beneath some second-level labels
Website nic.dz

.dz is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Algeria. It is administered by Network Internet Center. DZ, a subdivision of CERIST (Centre de Recherche sur l'Information Scientifique et Technique). To apply for a .dz domain name, one must be an organization with a permanent presence in Algeria, and choose a name of three or more letters. Currently, NIC.DZ charges 1000 Algerian dinars a year (about 14 USD). The two-letter country code DZ is derived from Dzayer, ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ, the Tamazight for Algeria.

Second-Level Domains

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

  • .com.dz : commercial enterprises
  • .org.dz : organizations
  • .net.dz : ISPs
  • .gov.dz : government
  • .edu.dz : academic or scientific establishments
  • .asso.dz : associations
  • .pol.dz : political institutions
  • .art.dz : culture and arts

Second top-level domain

A second top-level domain will be used for Algeria, intended for domain names in the local language, using Arabic characters: الجزائر.

External links