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Introduced 1994
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC.DZ
Sponsor Algerian NIC, CERIST
Intended use Entities connected with  Algeria
Actual use Fairly popular in Algeria
Registered domains 9,030 (July 21, 2017)[1]
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
Dispute policies UDRP
Registry 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.[citation needed] Currently, NIC.DZ charges 1000 Algerian dinars a year (about 14 USD).

Second-Level Domains[edit]

Registrations are taken directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath these names:[1]

  • .com.dz : commercial enterprises
  • .net.dz : internet activities
  • .org.dz : organizations
  • .gov.dz : government organisations
  • .edu.dz : educational institutions
  • .asso.dz : approved associations
  • .art.dz : arts
  • .pol.dz : political parties

Second top-level domain[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Domain Name Policy for the Algerian Country Code TLD .dz" (PDF). Democratic Republic of Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Research Center on Scientific and Technical Information. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 

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