Publishing The Regulation for Opening Second level domain names registration

The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announces the it has published the Regulation for Opening Second level domain names registration under (.sa) . Opening of the second level domain names  (2LD) will take place in as following : 1- Qualified registrant : Any entity or individual who has completed submission and verification of a valid application for a third level domain name and got it registered before the Qualification Date corresponding to 10:00 AM on Monday the 30th of Dhu Al-Hijjah 1431 H (6th of December 2010 G). 2- Sunrise Phase : The period extending from 10:00 AM on Monday the 6th of Safar 1432 H (10th of January 2011 G), to 10:00 AM on Monday the 2nd Rabi’II 1432 H (7th March 2011 G), during which SaudiNIC shall accept applications for registration of a 2LD domain name by existing 3LD Registrants meeting the criteria set forth in this 2LD Regulation. Only Qualified Registrants may submit an application for a (.sa) 2LD domain name during the Sunrise Phase. 3- Landrush Phase : The phase when SaudiNIC shall begin accepting applications for registration of (.sa) 2LD domain names from members of the general public. The Landrush phase starts from 10:00 AM on Monday the 28th of Jumada’I  1432 H (2nd May 2011 G). For More information about the regulation please visit SaudiNIC website : www.nic.sa