What is .sa?
The .sa domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia with its estimated population of 28,376,355, ranks as the 18th most populous country in Asia.
These domains with the .sa extension are very popular in Saudi Arabia and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .sa domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .sa has been introduced in 1994 and gaining popularity since then.
Who can register .sa domain?
Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain with a .sa extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .sa extension?
A .sa extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Saudi Arabia.
In Saudi Arabia the primary used language is Arabic.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .sa extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics restrictions of a domain name:
Characters allowed in a .sa web name: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A web name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The web name cannot begin or end with hyphens.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
Maximum length of a domain name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .sa).
The web name that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .sa domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at one time.
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