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. (July 2017)
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Sponsor||Algerian NIC, CERIST|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Algeria|
|Actual use||Fairly popular in Algeria|
|Registered domains||9,030 (July 21, 2017)|
|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|
.dz is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Algeria (from Dzayer, the local name 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 US$8).
Registrations are taken directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath these names:
- .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
A second top-level domain will be used for Algeria, intended for domain names in the local language, using Arabic characters: الجزائر.