.RS and .СРБ domain name registration services are provided to end users (registrants) by accredited registrars, while RNIDS is tasked with managing the Central Registry database of national Internet domains.
Registrants are the end users of Internet domain names, who register .RS and .СРБ domain names for their own use through accredited registrars. They are the end users of domain names, but do not own them, rather they have the use of them for a particular period of time, not shorter than a year and not longer than 10 years.
An accredited registrar (AR) is a legal entity or sole proprietorship with a registered office in the Republic of Serbia that has been authorised by RNIDS to provide domain name registration services within the national Internet domain registry for and on behalf of RNIDS. Accredited registrars provide domain name registration services at the request of registrants.
If the .RS or .СРБ domain that the registrant wishes to register is available, they need to supply the accredited registrar with information on the registrant and the administrative and technical contact. These may all be the same person or different people.
The administrative contact is a legal entity or individual authorised by the registrant to receive from RNIDS and supply to RNIDS, for and on behalf of the registrant, data of significance for the registration of the domain name. The administrative contact is authorised to make changes to all data regarding the registered domain name, other than to change the registrant, change the administrative contact or file an application to cancel the domain name registration.
The technical contact is a legal entity or individual authorised by the registrant to receive from RNIDS and supply to RNIDS, for and on behalf of the registrant, data relating to technical matters of significance for the registration of the domain name.
Domains can be registered in five domain spaces, depending on the legal status of the user, regardless of whether they are located in Serbia or not, as follows:
- .RS and .СРБ – for all interested users, regardless of whether they are legal entities or individuals
- .CO.RS and .ПР.СРБ – for business users, regardless of whether they are legal entities or sole traders
- .ORG.RS and .ОРГ.СРБ – for institutional users categorised as not-for-profit organisations
- .EDU.RS and .ОБР.СРБ – for institutional users categorised as educational institutions and organisations
- .IN.RS and .ОД.СРБ – for individuals
The second-level domains .AC.RS and .АК.СРБ are intended for Serbia’s academic, scientific and research network, while .GOV.RS and .УПР.СРБ are intended for use by the government bodies of the Republic of Serbia.