CITC Announces the End of the Transition Period for Saudi Domain Names

2022/04/01

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced the end of the transition period for Saudi domain names. Private sector and individuals were given 10 months starting February 2021 to transfer domain names, in addition to three more months as an exception to allow more time for private sector beneficiaries and individuals.

CITC clarified that there was a significant collaboration from private sector and individuals within the transition period. CITC assured that the domains and their services were not affected by the transferring process. Adding that the suspension and cancellation of the registration of non-transferred domain names had begun, and the non-transferred domain names will be available for registration in accordance with the approved regulations and procedures.

It is noteworthy that CITC, as the Saudi domain names supervising and regulatory authority, has adopted the domain name registrar model as part of its plan to develop Saudi domain name registration services in line with international practices, and to enable the private sector to invest in this field and other related services.