Domains and domain names—Argentina—Q&A guide

The following TMT practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Domains and domain names—Argentina—Q&A guide
  • 1. Which entity is responsible for registration of domain names in the country code top-level domain (ccTLD)?
  • 2. How are domain names registered?
  • 3. For how long is registration effective?
  • 4. What is the cost of registration?
  • 5. Are registered domain names transferable? If so, how? Can the use of a domain name be licensed?
  • 6. What are the differences, if any, with registration in the ccTLD as compared with a generic top-level domain (gTLD)?
  • 7. Is the registrant’s contact information freely available? Can the registrant use a privacy service to hide its contact information?
  • 8. If a registrant’s contact information is hidden, under what circumstances will it be disclosed? What processes are available to lift a registrant’s privacy shield?
  • 9. Are third parties (such as trademark holders) notified of a domain name registration or attempt to register a domain name? If so, how? If not, how can third parties receive notice?
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Domains and domain names—Argentina—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to domains and domain names in Argentina published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: November 2020).

Authors: Noetinger & Armando—Pablo T Armando

1. Which entity is responsible for registration of domain names in the country code top-level domain (ccTLD)?

In Argentina the entity responsible for the registration of all ccTLDs, except for the edu.ar domain (which is handled by the Network of University Interconnection Association), is NIC Argentina (National Directorate of Domain Names Registration), an entity that falls under the executive power of the federal government.

In addition, NIC Argentina is responsible for the following gTLDs available in Argentina: .ar, net.ar, gob.ar, int.ar, mil.ar, musica.ar, org.ar and tur.ar. Some of these gTLDs are restricted only to certain organisations that may be public or private entities.

2. How are domain names registered?

On 9 September 2019, NIC Argentina issued the Regulation for the Administration of Domain Names in Argentina (Resolution 43/2019). This Resolution introduced several changes, especially regarding which domain names can be registered and the method to obtain their registration. 

Article 3 of the Resolution establishes that every procedure in connection with the registration and management of domain names that are administrated by NIC Argentina shoud be done through a special platform, called ‘TAD‘. Residents and non-residents can use the

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