Singapore’s Internet country code top-level domain is .sg. Singapore has also other domain names called second-level domains which are usually intended for certain types of activities. The Singapore Network Information Centre is in charge with the administration of the top-level domain and the second-level ones. Domain registration in Singapore is done through accredited registrars. Our lawyers in Singapore can provide you with information about the Internet legislation.
The .sg domain has eight extensions, also known as second-level domain names, which were enabled to better distinguish different activities. These are:
The other two extensions are in Chinese and Tamil. Foreign companies or citizens wanting to purchase register a domain name in Singapore are required to appoint a local agent. Our Singapore lawyers can help you with this procedure.
Singapore residents or companies wanting to register a domain name are required to follow the guidelines issued by the Singapore Network Information Centre. These guidelines establish that a .sg domain name must contain minimum one character and maximum 63 without including the .sg suffix. The characters may be Latin or non-Latin. The following characters can be used when registering a domain name in Singapore:
All domain name registration applications must be submitted online with the Singapore Network Information Centre and once the domain name is registered it can be used for one or two year before it expires. The domain name can be kept provided that a renewal fee is paid.
For more information about the domain name registration procedure you can contact our law firm in Singapore.
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