The .ar domain, a place on the Internet to alter your visitor's view of the real world.

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Why buy a .ar domain name?


Have you ever noticed how many words end with “ar”? There's scholar, solar, altar, and grammar to name a few! .ar domain names are great for wordplay, and give brands an opportunity to get their name in a shorter website address.


The term “ar” is commonly associated with interactive technology called augmented reality. It is also used in fan fiction for “alternate reality”. The .ar domain speaks directly to those audiences, describing a parallel universe one can explore or retreat to. However, .ar domain hasn't always been used in this way. It wasn't until recently that .ar domain became a trendy website address for start-ups, programmers, and designers.

Shorter Names, Greater Availability

When it comes to domain names, the fewer characters the better. An advantage of .ar doman is that it is only two characters long instead of traditional top-level domains like .com. Since not everybody is an early adopter like you, there are many great domain names still available!

Examples of .ar website already seeing the benefits!

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What is .ar?

It's also the official domain of Argentina.

Some country code domains like .ar domain have special requirements for registration. Luckily, you are not required to submit any documentation to register the .ar TLD. You are, however, required to provide a local administrative contact in Argentina. offers our Trustee Service free of charge to meet these local presence requirements. There are also no premium domain names so you can get any available name for an amazing price.

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We cover more about the .ar TLD in this blog post.

The .AR Domain Is An Exciting New Space for Augmented Reality

All it takes is the right industry or person to take an interest in a domain for it to take off. We see it happening all the time, first with .ai and .io, and now with .ar domain names...

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How do I transfer a .ar domain?

Transferring your .ar domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .ar domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

Starting @ 62.99 USD / yr

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FAQs for .ar

.ar domain names are available for 1 year(s).
The domain registration time frame for .ar during general availability is 3 Days.
.ar Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 50 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-; and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab
DNSSEC is not available for .ar domain. Domains that allow DNSSEC protect against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. Get more information on its pros and cons.
Trustee Service is not available for .ar extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .ar domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like Web Hosting using Plesk.
No. At present the .ar domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .ar domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .ar Top Level Domain is NIC AR. You may visit them at

Domain Requirements for .ar provides the local administrative contact in Argentina required to register this domain. Signed document (we provide) and copy of passport, both apostilled, are required if domain needs to be registered without trustee. There is an additional $49 service fee to process domains without trustee. Please ask about our apostille service.

How do I renew a .ar domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

Starting @ 68.99 USD / yr

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Is .ar domain available in other languages?

Yes, the .ar domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.

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  • Spanish

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