WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .SA and السعودية.

Country / Territory Code

.SA and السعودية.

Country / Territory Name

Saudi Arabia

Whois Search

Whois Search

Dispute Resolution Policy

Variation of UDRP

Saudi Domain Name Dispute Resolution Rules

Relevant differences between the UDRP and the .SA Policy

The .SA Policy applies to domain names that are identical or confusingly similar, not only to trademarks or service marks, but also to trade names. However, it does not apply to domain names registered by government entities and any other entities associated with them, according to Article 3 of the Rules.

It is sufficient to prove that either registration or use of the domain name by the registrant is in bad faith, whereas the UDRP requires the complainant to prove both.

Courts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The language of the proceeding is Arabic, but the Complainant may submit a Complaint in English (i) if there is an agreement between the Parties to use English as the language of the proceeding or (ii) in the absence of an agreement, Complainant should indicate the reasons why the proceeding should be in English and Arabic.

The Complainant may submit a complaint directly to SaudiNIC via the means dedicated for this purpose as published on the SaudiNIC’s Website prior to filing a procedure with WIPO. Within 10 business days, SaudiNIC will study the complaint, determine the appropriate methods of treatment, including negotiation, and strive to reach an agreement by mutual consent between the parties. When filing a complaint with the Center, please indicate if SaudiNIC has been contacted before the submission of the complaint.

The Center shall notify SaudiNIC of the Panel’s recommendation. Then, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) will issue the decision of the proceeding.

Procedural Rules

Variation of UDRP

Saudi Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure

WIPO Supplemental Procedures for Saudi Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure

WIPO Model Pleadings

WIPO Model Complaint

WIPO Model Response


Schedule of Fees

Domain Registry



Registration Agreement

Text of Agreement
Saudi Domain Name Registration Regulation

List of accredited Registrars

Eligibility Criteria

Registration of .SA and السعودية. domain names is restricted.

      An entity physically located in Saudi Arabia;
      A natural person, not underage, with a Saudi national identification card or equivalent document issued by the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia;
      An entity with a registration or license issued by a pertinent authority in Saudi Arabia;
      An owner of a trademark or trade name that is registered in Saudi Arabia.

Supported characters

.SA and السعودية. domain names support both ASCII and IDN characters.



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