.ar domain

A popular domain for augmented reality.

59.99 usd / yr

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!

  • Screenshot of kath.ar websitewww.katha.ar
  • Screenshot of kugg.ar websitewww.kugg.ar
  • Screenshot of midg.ar websitewww.midg.ar

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.

101domain.com 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.

How do I transfer a .ar domain?

Transferring your .ar domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. 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.

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FAQs for .ar
What is the registration term allowed for .ar domain names?
.ar domain names are available for 1 year(s).
How long does it take to register my .ar domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .ar during general availability is 3 Days.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .ar domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 4 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- -cd.ar); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.ar).
Trustee Service for .ar
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
How do I host my .ar domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .ar. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .ar requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
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 period for .ar domain name?
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.
Who is the registry that manages .ar domain names?
You may visit them here: Network Information Center Argentina.
.ar Domains Dispute & Policy

Contact 101domain for the most current policy.

NIC Argentina will not act as mediator or arbitrator, or in any way take part in disputes that may arise between the registrants and/or applicants and/or third parties in connection with the registration or use of a domain name.

The registrant will be solely responsible for any consequences that may arise for itself or third parties in connection with the choice of its domain name. If the registration has already been applied for by a natural or artificial person other than the registrant, such person (the APPLICANT) will be jointly and severally liable together with the registrant. NIC Argentina will only register the domain name indicated by the registrant and/or applicant.

The fact that NIC Argentina registers a domain name in favour of a registrant does not imply that assumes any responsibility for the legitimacy of that registration or the use of the domain name by the registrant. NIC Argentina is not responsible for a registration, so it must not evaluate if the registration or use of a domain name violates any rights of third parties. NIC Argentina does not accept any liability for disputes related to registered or non-registered trademarks or for any other dispute related to intellectual property.

A registrant and/or applicant applying for registration of a domain name on behalf of a natural or artificial person will declare under oath that he/she is authorized to carry out the registration transaction, and will be responsible for any mistake, falsehood or omission with respect to the information furnished to NIC Argentina. However, NIC Argentina may refuse or revoke a domain name if it refers to a renowned and famous natural or artificial public person in the case the registrant and/or applicant are unable to demonstrate, to NIC Argentina's satisfaction, that he/she is duly authorized by such person to apply.

The registrant and/or applicant, if they were different persons, must sign an affidavit stating that the registration and use of the requested domain name do not interfere or affect any rights of third parties.

The registrant and/or applicant, if different persons, must sign an affidavit stating that the domain name register is not requested for an illegal purpose or violates any legislation, and that all the details submitted are true, and that no information that NIC Argentina could have considered essential to accept the domain name application has been concealed or omitted. Also, the registrant and/or applicant, undertakes to immediately inform NIC Argentina of any modification in the details. Violation of this rule will allow NIC Argentina to reject the application or immediately cancel the domain name registered.

When a person notifies that the information provided in the domain name register application is inaccurate, NIC Argentina will take the appropriate steps to investigate the supposed inaccuracy. In the case the information provided is proved to be inaccurate, NIC Argentina will take the appropriate steps to correct the inaccuracy if the inaccuracy has not violated any rule, which in this case NIC Argentina will refuse the application or revoke the domain name.

NIC Argentina may revoke registration of a domain name when deemed convenient for technical or service reasons and will notify the registrant by e-mail. If revocation is made by judicial order it will become effective at the time established in the order.

NIC Argentina will not be is not responsible for any business interruption, or for any the damage or loss caused to the registrant and/or applicant as a result of registration being refused, revoked or lost.

The registrant and the applicant must fully commit themselves not to make NIC Argentina responsible for any damage and/or loss which they could directly or indirectly suffer for the registration or the use of the domain name.

The registrant and/or applicant recognize/s that it is technically impossible to provide error-free service and that NIC Argentina cannot assume any commitments in that regard.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, bureau in charge of the registration of domain names in Argentina, issued a resolution 654/2009 on November 17, 2009 which went into effect on December 1, 2009. The Resolution contains the new rules for the registration of Internet domain names in Argentina, and derogates the old rules for the registration of Internet domain names, namely Ministerial Resolution Nº 2226 of August 8, 2000, the Ministerial Resolution Nª 616, Nº 904 and Nª 203.

NIC Argentina is the acronym that, according to international practices, identifies the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in charge of the administration of the Argentine Internet domain registry.

The most relevant aspects of said resolution are the following:

  1. In order to file a domain name, the registrant must provide all the information requested in the electronic form. The information given by a registrant is considered a sworn statement.
  2. NIC-ARGENTINA is entitled to reject an application for a domain name if it considers that it contains false data, or the information is not updated.
  3. NIC-ARGENTINA is entitled to revoke the registration of a domain name in case the domain name affects the rights of a third party. The person or legal entity who expects the revocation of a registered domain name must demonstrate its prior and best rights, while NIC-AR is entitled to solicit any other means of proof that it thinks are necessary to resolve the dispute. NIC-ARGENTINA will analyze the claim, and if it considers it to be appropriate, will e-mail the information to the entity who has registered the domain name under dispute, containing a detailed description of the documentation attached to the claim. The holder of the domain name under dispute must acknowledge safe receipt of the communication via e-mail and must answer said communication within 10 working days. Together with his answer, the registrant must offer the evidence to prove his right to use the domain name. In the event that NIC-ARGENTINA cannot determine who holds the rights over the domain name, it will inform such circumstance to both parties via e-mail, making the parties responsible for solving the dispute by the appropriate means. This new proceeding before NIC Ar is known as “Rule 11”.

Moreover, in order to apply for the revocation of a domain name under the “Rule 11” proceeding, the applicant must file a note together with the following documentation:

  1. If the domain name matches up with the applicant’s name, a copy of his ID or birth certificate.
  2. If the domain name matches up with a registered trademark, a certified copy of the trademark certificate.
  3. If the domain name matches up with the company name, a certified copy of articles of association recorded before the competent authorities.
  4. If the domain name matches up with the applicant’s married name, a certified copy of the ID and a certificate of marriage.

In summary, this new rule introduces an innovative and prompt administrative procedure before NIC ARGENTINA by which any person or legal entity showing prior and better rights can ask NIC-ARGENTINA to revoke the domain name without the need to file a court action.

Domain Requirements for .ar
Are Individual .ar domain registrations allowed? Yes
Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .ar? Yes
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .ar? Yes
101domain.com 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.
Are some .ar domain names restricted? No
Does .ar domain have a special use? No
Other information I need to know about .ar? No
Are there any additional fees for .ar? No
Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .ar? No
Private Registration service available? No
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No

How do I renew a .ar domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .ar domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

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 it enabled.

Starting @ 64.99 USD / yr

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What are the available languages for .ar?

The domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name in the following languages by just entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field:

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish