The Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC) has announced that the registration of Second Level Domain (2LD) names under .sa will begin next year. The registration scheme will consist of two phases. The first phase, which is the Sunrise phase, will be open only to entities that own a Third Level Domain (3LD) name under or for example. The second Landrush phase, on the other hand, will be open for everyone.

The Sunrise phase is scheduled to begin on January 10, 2011 and last until March 7, 2011. During this phase entities which own a 3LD domain name will be allowed to apply for registration. Other entities, who are interested in obtaining 2LD domain names  during the Sunrise phase, should apply for 3LD domain names and verify their applications before December 6, 2010.

The main requirements for registering a 3LD in Saudi Arabia domain name are as follows:

– Power of attorney, simply signed.

– A letter addressed to SaudiNIC, completed on applicant’s letterhead, simply signed, with company seal.

–  Copy of the certificate of registration or copy of the application form / official filing receipt.

In light of the above, Saba & Co IP is ready to handle all 2LD domain name applications.

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