.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.
As of January 2017 there are currently 9 second-level domains.
- 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
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).