Steps of managing the 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 Emlaa) 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 .

All users 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.

This service can only be started from the users accounts, the  account holder must first sign up for an account in SaudiNIC website, that can be done by following the Steps for creating an account. After doing so and successfully activating the account,  account holders can start the steps of this service.

The following is a brief explanation of this service steps :

1- Filling up the domain variants management form

The account holder must choose from the possible domain variants with a maximum of 10 variants per domain, they all must comply with the conditions mentioned above, the form must be filed correctly and all errors must be correct prior to submission.

2- 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 .

3- Administrative Contact approval

The Adminstrative Contact must approve the request, a link to the request information form will be sent to his/her email address, he/she will be asked either to approve the request or send his/her comments to the account holder, or if needed he/she can reject the request entirely. Account holder must coordinate with the Administrative Contact regarding this step and ensure that he/she have all the needed information to be able to take his/her decision .

4- 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 :

  1. if the request approved and all the information are correct, the domain variants will be activated as registered domains.
  2. if the request is rejected, concerned parties are notified.


- The request is only considered to be received by SaudiNIC after the Administrative Contact approve it, otherwise it will not considered to be received and will remain pending. Pending requests are rejected automatically after one week.
- All the correspondence regarding the request are sent to the account holder and the Administrative Contact.
- In case Administrative Contact did not receive the activation message, the account holder can request resending it again.