Regulations & Rules
As a part of its mandate, SaudiNIC prepared a complete list of regulation, rule, guideline documents that cover all aspects of the services. These documents represent the bases for all the services provided by SaudiNIC. They are reviewed and updated in regular bases using a well-defined policy development process. All regulations are legality binding for all SaudiNIC clients. Regulation and policy are developed and updated according to a well-defined Policy Development Process.
- Saudi Domain Name Registration Regulation
Version 4.0 Notice: This Regulation is translated into English for reference only. This Regulation in Arabic is the definitive and official version
- Registration Rules
Version 1.0 Notice: This Document is translated into English for reference only. This Document in Arabic is the definitive and official version.
- Registrar Regulations For Saudi Domain Names
Version 1.0 (12/5/2020 - 19/9/1441 AH) Notice: This Regulation is translated into English for reference only. This Regulation in Arabic is the definitive and official version
- Criteria to Demonstrate Reasonable Relationship between a Domain Name and a Registrant
This document shows some criteria to demonstrate this relationship, without prejudice to the terms and conditions mentioned in the registration regulations. Criteria identified in this document are considered guidelines. They are made available to help the registrant to select a domain name to be registered.
- SaudiNIC DNSSEC Practice Statement
The Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) Practice Statement (DPS) is a statement of security practices and provisions made by the Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC). This DPS is intended to document the policy practices and procedures that are followed in conjunction with DNSSEC for the Saudi Top Level Domains (TLD) that are managed by SaudiNIC (.SA and .السعودية).
- Service Level Agreement
- Guidelines for Government Entities in How to Choose a Saudi Domain Name
Choosing right domain name is very important to any entity since it is an essential part of it's identity, that's event more critical for government organization due to it's official status.This guide provides some regulatory guidelines for government organizations and how they may choose the proper domain name.
- Guideline Rules for writing Arabic IDNs under the IDN ccTLD (.السعودية)
This document identifies all allowed code points to be used when registering a domain name within the IDN ccTLD (.السعودية) that was designated for the Arabic domain names in Saudi Arabia. This document also sets a number of guideline rules that help to write Arabic domain names correctly, taking into account issues related to the Arabic language as well as the Arabic script.
- Handling Complaints
- Terms and Conditions of Using the SaudiNIC Portal
- Reserved Domain Names Procedures Summary
This guide is based on the document (Procedures Governing Reserved Names Under Saudi Domain Names).
- Procedures Governing Reserved Names Under Saudi Domain Names
This document establishes procedures for creating a list of reserved names under Saudi domain names, and a mechanism for managing the list.
- Saudi Domain Name Dispute Resolution Rules
Version 1.0 (01/04/2021 AD - 19/08/1442 AH) Notice: These rules are translated into English for reference only. These rules in Arabic is the definitive and official version.
- Saudi Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure
Version 1.0 (01/04/2021 AD - 19/08/1442 AH) Notice: This Procedure is translated into English for reference only. The Arabic version is the definitive and official one.
- Saudi Domain Name Dispute Resolution Providers
Entities accredited by CITC to resolve Saudi domain names disputes.