Domain name registration steps

Domain names registration is the main service offered by SaudiNIC. It defines the procedure and the steps needed to register a domain name under the Saudi ccTLDs 
(السعودية. and .sa ) .

 To follow is a listing of domain registration steps :

Accessing the E-portal of SaudiNIC Services

All SaudiNIC services are provided electronically through the e-portal which can be access via the following links: (www.nic.sa) or (سجل.السعودية) and then logging into the e-portal using your username and password. If you do not have a user then you can create a new user by creating a request using the service: creating an account.

1- Filling up the domain registration form

The first step in registering a domain name after logging in is to fill up the service form, The following information is requested:

The domain name to be registered.

The information of the registrant.

The information of the technical and administrative contacts for the domain.

The name servers (devices specialized for hosting the domain name. They are usually provided by your ISP or IT department).


The account holder must make sure that the form is filled correctly and all errors are corrected prior to submission. Note that after saving the form others will not be allowed to submit a request to register the same domain until all the steps of the current request has been completed.

2- Uploading the documents

Registering a domain name requires the  account holder to upload some documents. They are used to support the request, to provide a proof for a relationship between the registrant the requested domain, and to proof the accuracy of the submitted information. Usually the required documents are:

The registration letter, which is a pre-filled letter obtained from the account page and used to request the registration. It should be printed on an official paper, signed and stamped, and then uploaded to the account again.

A document used to provide a proof for the relationship between the registrant and the domain requested (for example Commercial registry, trade mark certificates … etc.).

Other supporting documents you believe that they can help your application.


Submitting those documents is done by uploading them directly by the account holder using a special form and they must be uploaded in the accepted electronic format (i.e., png, jpg, gif, Tiff, or PDF) .

4- Review the request

All the information in the request are displayed to the  account holder in order to review them and confirm their accuracy and correctness, he/she can modify or even delete the request at this stage if needed .

By clicking on (submit) a link to the request information form will be sent to the Administrative Contact’s email address. He/she will be asked to approve the request.


5- Administrative Contact approval

The Administrative Contact must approve or reject the request. The Account Holder must coordinate with the Administrative Contact regarding this step and ensure that the Administrative Contact has all the needed information to be able to take his/her decision .


Notice: An Activation code will be sent to the Administrative mobile in order to view the details of the request.

6- Processing the request by SaudiNIC

After successfully completing all the previous steps the request is officially considered to be received by SaudiNIC. After that the processing procedure will start. The results of processing the request will be one of the following :

Accepted, if all the submitted information is correct and the registrant is eligible and has shown its relationship with the requested domain. Then, the domain will be registered and concerned parties will be notified.

Rejected. Concerned parties will be notified of the reasons. The account holder will be given the chance to resubmit after resolving the problem while the domain name is blocked form registration by others during three days following sending the rejection. This chance will be provided once only.

Notes

In the case of  request cancelation, all the concerned parties will ve notified, and the domain name will be available for registration by anyone.

If the Administrative Contact did not receive the activation message, the account holder can request resending it again.

The request is only considered to be received by SaudiNIC after the Administrative Contact approves it, otherwise it will not be considered to be received and will remains pending.

Pending requests are will expire automatically after one week.

All correspondences regarding the request are communicated to the account holder and the Administrative Contact.

 Registrants, Administrative Contacts, and Account Holders requesting this service implicitly confirm their understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions detailed in the Domain names Registration Regulations published in SaudiNIC's website.

Applying for this service does not mean that the  account holder is eligible for the domain, eligibility is only determined after processing any request .