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Introduced 2008
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry rnids.rs (RNIDS)
Sponsor RNIDS
Intended use Entities connected with  Serbia
Actual use Mainly in Serbia
Registration restrictions None at 2nd level, on 3rd level there are some restrictions depending on category
Documents General Terms and Conditions for Registration
Dispute policies Rulebook on Arbitrage Proceedings
Registry Website www.rnids.rs

.rs is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Serbia. The domain name registry that operates it is the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS). The letters rs stand for Republika Srbija/Република Србија (Republic of Serbia).

It is intended to be used with few restrictions, and it is widely used in Serbia. Because of English words ending with the letters "rs", this domain is also used in the construction of domain hacks,[1] and projects written in Rust.


The former Serbia and Montenegro used the .yu domain when still called the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In June 2006 Serbia and Montenegro split into two separate countries. On 8 July 2006 the Serbian Ministry of Science and a group of 34 interested organizations founded the National Internet Domain Registry - RNIDS. On 26 September 2006, the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency decided to allocate RS as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Serbia. IANA assigned .rs as the ccTLD for this country.

The delegation of name servers by IANA started in September 2007.[2] Registration of the .rs domain names commenced on 10 March 2008.

In 2007 ICANN also resolved[3] that RNIDS, the operators of the new .rs domain registry, should temporarily operate the former .yu domain until its eventual abolition on or before 30 September 2009. This allowed a two-year transition period for existing .yu names to transferred either to .rs for Serbia or to .me for Montenegro. The .yu domain finally expired on 30 March 2010.[4]

By 2018, it became convention for sites related to the Rust programming language to use .rs domain names. Prominent examples include docs.rs, the standard location for Rust's user-built package documentation, and diesel.rs, "a Safe, Extensible ORM and Query Builder for Rust". [5]

Domain structure[edit]

The top level domain is intended for all interested users. The following second-level domains except in.rs are reserved for legal entities only.

  • .co.rs – Corporations
  • .org.rs – Civil organizations and associations
  • .edu.rs – Educational institutions and organizations (except ac.rs sub-domain)
  • .ac.rs – Academic and research network of Serbia (delegated)
  • .gov.rs – Government institutions (delegated)
  • .in.rs – Personal use

See also[edit]

  • .срб, a Cyrillic top-level domain for Serbia.


  1. ^ For example, the blog hosting service www.blogge.rs and domain registrar price comparison service registra.rs
  2. ^ "IANA .rs whois information". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Preliminary Report for Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "RNIDS news". RNIDS. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Diesel". diesel.rs. Retrieved 2018-06-29. 

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