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The services guides are a set of documents that describe in a step by step approach how to perform the most important services provided by SaudiNIC, we strongly recommend reading and understanding theses guides prior to requesting any of the these services
Domain Service Guides
- Steps for Registering a Domain Name
Registering domain names is available through the Digital Government Authority for Government Agencies and through the acreddited registrars for non-government agencies.
- Steps for Transferring a Domain from SaudiNIC to an Accredited Registrar
The process for (transferring a domain from SaudiNIC to an accredited registrar or the Digital Government Authority) aims to transfer the information of a domain name under tld (.sa) or (.السعودية), and the ability to manage it, from SaudiNIC to an accredited registrar. This requires aquiring an auth-code from SaudiNIC, as well as the accuracy of contact information for the administraitve contact.
- Steps for Modifying Domain Information
- Steps for Updating Registrant Identity and Administrative Contact
A registrant as defined in the Regulation: The entity that registers a domain, even if it's an individual. This process allow the registrant of a domain name to request changes or modifications to their name resulting from a change in the entity name, mergers between different organizations, or other cases that do not need the involvement of third parties that were not involved in the registration process. This process is not for transferring domains to another entity. For transferring a domain to a different entity, use (transfer domain name process).
- Steps for Fetching a Domain to an Account
After SaudiNIC introduced users accounts on the e-services portal, there was a number of domains that were registered prior to that have not been associated with any account. Since All domain-related services can only be done with a user account, SaudiNIC provided a new service to fetch a domain and associate with an account, without changing the registrant information (entity).
- Steps to Enable DNSSEC for a Domain Name
DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions) is a protocol that adds an additional layer of security measures to Domain Name System (DNS). It allows registrants to secure their domains by digitally signing the zone to facilitate the domain resolvers validate that signature. For more information about DNSSEC, visit the following site (www.dnssec.sa).
- Steps to Delete a Domain
This service allows the registrants to delete domain names, deletion means removing the delegation and making the domain available for registration by others after a random period of time.
- Steps to Transfer a Domain
Domain name transfer is one of the services offered by SaudiNIC, the main goal of that service is to transfer a domain name along with all of its privileges from one registrant to another.
- Steps for Providing Additional Information and Documents to SaudiNIC
This procedure allow the Administrative Contact (based on a request from SaudiNIC) to send additional required information and documents to SaudiNIC related to a registered domain name. These additional information and documentations must be provided within the time period determined by SaudiNIC and according to the means of communication or format specified by SaudiNIC.
- Steps to Manage Domain Variants
This service aims to give the domain registrant the capabilities to use domain names which are visually look identical to their already registered domain names using the GVT and Emla)codes. These domains are reserved for the original domain holder with the possibility of activating some of them at anytime which will prevent others from registering them and hence prevents phishing or other attacks.
- Steps for Submitting An Exemption Request From The Reserved List
SaudiNIC maintains and manages the reserved list of domain names. Reserved domains are domains that may include but not limited to domain names that are numerical, geographical, names of religions, names contain words that are obscene, scandalous, indecent, abusive, racist, or contrary to Saudi Arabia law or Islamic morality, or name considered by SaudiNIC as undesirable or contrary to the public interest or otherwise unsuitable for registration. Such domains should not be registered in a normal way, if the applicant (entity) climes that it has a justification for the registration, then it should follow a special procedure in order to register such domains. For more information about the reserved domains list please go to : About Reserved domain names.
- Steps to Register a Domain Exempted from The Reserved List
SaudiNIC maintains and manages the list of reserved domains. Reserved domains are domain names that contain words with some specific meanings that should not be registered in the normal procedure, they can only be registered through a special procedure.
Account Service Guides
- Steps to Change Email
This service allows account holders to change their email addresses linked to their accounts.
- Steps to Change Password
This service allows account holders to change the password of their account.
- Steps to Create a New Account
User accounts are the main interface used to request most of the services related to Saudi domain names, in addition to that the account interface provide the user with a full records of his/her requests, tickets and other related information.
- Steps to Modify Account Information
This service allows users who already have active accounts to change some of their account's information, there are other dedicated procedures for changing the password, changing the secret question or changing the email address. Any other changes can be requested through the following steps
- Steps to Obtain Password and Secret Question After Forgetting Both
This service will give account holders the chance to obtain the account password and secret question after forgetting both of them.
- Steps to Reset Password
This service allows an account holder who already has an active account to reset his/her password if forgotten.