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IDN capable: Yes
Handle Updates: Yes
Registration Period: 1-10 years
Autorenew Grace Period: 35 days
Deletion Timeframe: 35 days after expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server: whois.xn--ngbc5azd.aridnrs.net.au
WHOIS-Update: Realtime
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy


Zone Info

.شبكة (shabaka) is a so-called new gTLD for the Arabic world.

Zone Use

.شبكة (shabaka) is designed to be the Arabic Internet for the Arabic people. Any natural person and any organization can register a domain.


U+0030|U+0660 Digit ZERO
U+0031|U+0661 Digit ONE
U+0032|U+0662 Digit TWO
U+0033|U+0663 Digit THREE
U+0034|U+0664 Digit FOUR
U+0035|U+0665 Digit FIVE
U+0036|U+0666 Digit SIX
U+0037|U+0667 Digit SEVEN
U+0038|U+0668 Digit EIGHT
U+0039|U+0669 Digit NINE
U+0621 Arabic Letter HAMZA
U+0622|U+0623:U+0625:U+0627 Arabic Letter ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE
U+0623|U+0622:U+0625:U+0627 Arabic Letter ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE
U+0624 Arabic Letter WAW WITH HAMZA ABOVE
U+0625|U+0622:U+0623:U+0627 Arabic Letter ALEF WITH HAMZA BELOW
U+0626 Arabic Letter YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE
U+0627|U+0622:U+0623:U+0625 Arabic Letter ALEF
U+0628 Arabic Letter BEH
U+0629|U+0647 Arabic Letter TEH MARBUTA
U+062A Arabic Letter TEH
U+062B Arabic Letter THEH
U+062C Arabic Letter JEEM
U+062D Arabic Letter HAH
U+062E Arabic Letter KHAH
U+062F Arabic Letter DAL
U+0630 Arabic Letter THAL
U+0631 Arabic Letter REH
U+0632 Arabic Letter ZAIN
U+0633 Arabic Letter SEEN
U+0634 Arabic Letter SHEEN
U+0635 Arabic Letter SAD
U+0636 Arabic Letter DAD
U+0637 Arabic Letter TAH
U+0638 Arabic Letter ZAH
U+0639 Arabic Letter AIN
U+063A Arabic Letter GHAIN
U+0641 Arabic Letter FEH
U+0642 Arabic Letter QAF
U+0643 Arabic Letter KAF
U+0644 Arabic Letter LAM
U+0645 Arabic Letter MEEM
U+0646 Arabic Letter NOON
U+0647|U+0629 Arabic Letter HEH
U+0648 Arabic Letter WAW
U+0649|U+064A Arabic Letter ALEF MAKSURA
U+064A|U+0649 Arabic Letter YEH
U+0660|U+0030 Arabic-Indic Digit ZERO
U+0661|U+0031 Arabic-Indic Digit ONE
U+0662|U+0032 Arabic-Indic Digit TWO
U+0663|U+0033 Arabic-Indic Digit THREE
U+0664|U+0034 Arabic-Indic Digit FOUR
U+0665|U+0035 Arabic-Indic Digit FIVE
U+0666|U+0036 Arabic-Indic Digit SIX
U+0667|U+0038 Arabic-Indic Digit SEVEN
U+0668|U+0038 Arabic-Indic Digit EIGHT
U+0669|U+0039 Arabic-Indic Digit NINE

IDN info

The TLD .شبكة (shabaka) is a pure .IDN.IDN TLD and only allows Arabic characters, Arabic-Indic and Latin digits as well as hyphen. Domain names must be submitted as punycode.


Domain Registration

.شبكة (shabaka) domains can be registered online through webinterface or API.

command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.XN--NGBC5AZD
ownercontact0   = ....
admincontact0   = ....
techcontact0    = ....
billingcontact0 = ....
nameserver0     = ....
nameserver1     = ....

Please note: After a successful registration of a domain, the domain is transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.

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Domain Modification


Registrant changes for .شبكة (shabaka) domains can be done online via api or webinterface.

command       = ModifyDomain
domain        = yourdomain.شبكة (XN--NGBC5AZD)
ownercontact0 = [new owner handle]

Domain Renewal

.شبكة (shabaka) domains can be renewed through the webinterface or with the corresponding API command.

command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.XN--NGBC5AZD
period     = [renew period]
expiration = [current year of expiration]

Deletion Process

.شبكة (shabaka) domains can be deleted online through the DeleteCommand.

command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.XN--NGBC5AZD


Please note:

  • only Arabic Trademarks are eligible for Sunrise applications
  • only Arabic letters
  • All domain names and their subsequent use must be consistent with the mission and purpose of the TLD as determined by the registry.
  • The registry provides two character labels and that some of these (but not all) are reserved.


.شبكة (shabaka) domain transfers are possible. Upon successfully transferring a domain, it is automatically renewed for one year. The registration period is extended by one year.

Transfer procedure

  • .شبكة (shabaka) Transfers can either be done through the RRPproxy WebInterface or API.
command = TransferDomain
domain  = domain.XN--NGBC5AZD
action  = request
auth    = .....
  • After the transfer has been requested, our backend system sends a confirmation email to the Owner/Admin-C according to the WHOIS of the respective domain. In order to initiate the transfer successfully it is important, that this email is confirmed.
  • After confirmation the transfer is initiated through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive the transfer request.
  • The losing registrar will also send an email to the Owner/Admin-C. allowing him/her to deny the transfer. If you do not respond to the email of the losing registrar, then the transfer will get processed successfully after 5 days.
Attention.png If the Email-Address in the WHOIS is invalid, then the transfer cannot be processed.If this is the case, then kindly contact your current registrar and ask him to update the WHOIS information accordingly.

Transfer notes

  • A .شبكة (shabaka) domain is locked for transfers after a domain creation or a previous transfer for a period of 60 days
  • A .شبكة (shabaka) Domain Transfer must be initiated with a so-called Authorisation Code, which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.
  • Ensure that your respective domain does not have a lock-status (REGISTRAR-LOCK or HOLD). This can be seen in the WHOIS.
    If the domain is locked, then the owner can demand that the domain will be unlocked.
  • Please note that we are only allowed to initiate a gTLD transfer after confirmation of the "ICANN Form of Authorization" by the current registrant. The policies can be viewed under http://www.icann.org/transfers/

Transfer time

A transfer takes 5 days to complete.


.شبكة (shabaka) domains can be deleted online through the DeleteCommand.

command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.XN--NGBC5AZD

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