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Introduced 1987
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC Argentina
Sponsor Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship
Intended use Entities connected with Argentina
Actual use Very popular in Argentina
Registered domains 513,747 (June 2017).ar registry domain count
Registration restrictions Must have contact with address in Argentina, but registrant may be foreign; some subdomains have particular restrictions
Structure Registrations are at third level beneath second level labels
Documents Government resolution on domain registration
Registry Website NIC Argentina

.ar is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Argentina. It is administered by NIC Argentina. Registering an .ar domain (like website.ar) directly is not allowed. Instead, the 9 second-level domains listed below are open for registration, although a local presence in Argentina is required.[1]

Second-level domains[edit]

As of January 2017 there are currently 9 second-level domains.[2]

  • com.ar - Companies and individuals resident in Argentina
  • edu.ar - Educational institutions. Currently, this second-level domain is handled by ARIU (Asociación de Redes de Interconexión Universitaria).
  • gob.ar, gov.ar - Local and national government
  • int.ar - International entities and representatives of foreign international organisations in Argentina
  • mil.ar - Military use
  • net.ar - Providers of internet services licensed by the Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones
  • org.ar - Non-profit organizations, which must present a valid proof
  • tur.ar - Tourism and travel companies licensed by the Ministerio de Turismo de la Nación. Provincial or municipal government agencies promoting their respective provinces or municipalities can also use this second-level domain.
  • musica.ar - Any member of listed in the National Registry of Musicians and National Musical Groups

Special characters[edit]

In November 2008, a resolution approved the use of special characters in domain names, including ñ, ç, á, é, í ó, ú, ä, ë, ï, ö, and ü. The .gob.ar domain was also approved for government entities (.gob stands for "gobierno", government in Spanish).[3]


  1. ^ ".ar Domain Names". Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Dominios y Aranceles" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Aprueban la incorporación de la letra Ñ a los dominios argentinos en Internet". infobaeprofesional.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 

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