Expired .DZ Domains


.DZ represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Algeria. DZ is the abbreviated form for Dzayer which is the translation for Algeria. It was introduced in 1994 and was intended for entities with connection to Algerian territories. Network Internet Center is the authorized agency for carrying out its administration.

On the other hand, DZ registration may be processed via an accredited registrar like Marcaria.com.
DZ also stands for: drop zone (military), dozen, drizzle (weather), digital zoom, defense zone, dark zone, dimension zone and many more.

Registration Requirements

In order to complete the registration of a .DZ domain name, the owner must fill in an application form online and sent it back to us.
For such reason, the registration delay can vary according to paperwork processing.

Registration of a .DZ domain name works on a first come, first served basis.

Intended Use

Entities connected with Algeria

.DZ Registry Information

Registration Service


Whois Server


Registration Date


Registration Price

$89.00 Annually

Registered Domains


Whois Privacy


Who can own a .dz domain name?

The following list of entities can register a .dz domain name.

  • Government departments and ministries. Non-commercial governmental organizations are not considered as Governmental bodies
  • Governments or international organizations established in Algeria or having an Algerian representative duly accredited for this purpose.
  • International organizations with no less than two founding members originating from Algeria provided that at least one of these members has a presence in Algeria.
  • Individuals with businesses that have connections to Algeria.

How can I register a .dz domain name?

To register a .dz domain name, follow the steps below.

  • Look for an available domain that appeals to you.
  • Save it aside.
  • Look for a licensed domain name registrar so that you can buy from.
  • Proceed with the purchase and look for hosting.

Every domain registrar has its purchasing process. Be sure to reach out to the support team in case of any issues during your purchase.

How Can I Benefit from having a .dz Domain Name?

A .dz domain name is an excellent investment for your business and can help you stand out from competitors. No matter what type of business you run, a .dz domain can be useful to you.

You can use it as part of the brand strategy that is already associated with your company or organization by using a .dz extension.

If you look around your neighborhood, you will notice that it probably has most of the same houses. Each house will have its unique address, which helps to distinguish them from its neighbors.

Similarly, when companies or organizations want to be known for what they do, they must provide their target audience with ways to differentiate themselves from others in the market. You can use a .dz domain name to create this distinction with your online identity.

A .dz extension is also beneficial for already established businesses because it shows an upward trend in traffic. Since Algeria has not yet joined the World Trade Organization, Algerians do not have access to global brands or products just yet.

However, when they join the WTO and open their market up to the rest of the world, companies with a .dz extension can be recognized as international brands. This will give them an edge over competitors that choose not to invest in a .dz domain name.

Which registry controls the .dz domain names?

The .DZ domain name extension is managed by the Algeria Network Information Center (ANIC). The office currently manages so many .DZ domain names under top-level domains such as register different, org, com, and others.

The ANIC authority operates on a set of rules that are not often used by other registries. The DZ top-level domain name extension is only open to Algerians and non-citizens who have a business inside the country.

The rules are created to maintain the Algerian domain name’s integrity; this includes registration, hosting, and maintaining accurate records. Every.DZ top-level domain name holders must select a host inside Algeria to verify that they meet compliance before authorization for use is granted.