1) What is .sg?

.SG is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Singapore.

 

2) Who can register for a .sg domain name and what are the special registration requirements/restrictions for .sg domain name?

Domain Suffix

Usage

Requirement for registration

.sg

Applicable for all as long as the administrative contact has a valid Singapore postal address.

Requires to provide us your Singapore postal address

.com.sg

Applicable for companies and businesses, applicants must be a commercial entities in which either registered or are about to be registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), IE Singapore or any professional body.  A foreign company may apply for a .com.sg domain name if it has a representative in Singapore as the Administrative contact, which shall be a legal entity that is similarly registered by any of the afore-mentioned organizations, and is duly authorized by the foreign company to apply for the registration of the domain name.

Requires to provide us your companies registration number and company name in order verify the validity of the company. Please make sure that your company is register under the http://www.acra.gov.sg/.

.net.sg

Applicable for network providers and info-com operators in
Singapore, applicants must be (1) operating info-comm networks or providing info-comm services; and/or (2) providing data storage facilities or hosting services. Examples of such eligible registrants include holders of Info-Communications Development Authority (IDA) licenses, operators of data centres, web hosting service providers, providers of dedicated connectivity services and operators of value added networks.

Kindly fax supporting document to +604-6308288 or email your supporting document to sales@exabytes.sg.  Please remember to quote your domain name in your fax.

.org.sg

Applicable for societies, charitable bodies and other
organizations not classified in which either
registered or are about to be registered with the Registry of
Societies (ROS) or other miscellaneous organizations (eg. Town Councils, Community Centres, People’s Association and Embassies and any other organizations not classified elsewhere.)

Kindly fax supporting document to +604-6308288 or email your supporting document to sales@exabytes.sg.  Please remember to quote your domain name in your fax.

.edu.sg

Applicable for educational institutions, applicants must be educational institutions registered with the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore.

Kindly fax supporting document to +604-6308288 or email your supporting document to sales@exabytes.sg.  Please remember to quote your domain name in your fax.

.per.sg

Applicable for registration of a personal domain names, an applicant for a .per.sg domain name must be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident who aged 18 years and above. Parents, guardians or an immediate family member shall apply on behalf of an applicant who is below 18 years of age, provided that the parent or guardian or the immediate family member concerned is above 18 years. A .per.sg domain name website may be used to carry out commercial activities for so long as it complies with any guidelines that SGNIC may from time to time issue in relation to the activities of .per.sg domain name name website.

Kindly provide the Singapore NRIC (National Registration Identity Card) to +604-6308288 or email your supporting document to sales@exabytes.sg.  Please remember to quote your domain name in your fax.

 

Please refer to the following articles for the common registration requirements.

Domain Name FAQs

Domain Name Extension with Limitation on Characters

 

3) What is the length for .sg domain name?

Minimum of 2 / maximum of 63 characters allowed.

 

4) Are there any reserved or blocked .sg domain names?

.sg Registry has reserved or blocked certain names:

  • Name which contain words such as “Singapore”, Singapura”, “Singapore Government” or “President” and any other words that might suggest a link to the Government;
  • Names which contain “SGNIC”, “NIC” and variations;
  • Names which are obscene, scandalous, indecent or contrary to law or  morality (e.g. “sex” or any connotations with sex or any sex-related activities);
  • Names which are geographical names or names of countries (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, etc.);
  • Names (either on their own or in combination with other characters) of existing generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) (i.e. .com, .org, .net, edu, .gov, .per, .aero, .coop, .biz, .info, .museum, .name and pro) and any other gTLDs created or to be created by ICANN in the future;
  • Name such as “www”, “https” or “http-www”;
  • Names which are similar or identical to domain names registered under other domain name space and which SGNIC deems undesirable;
  • Names which are set out in the RPPG to be reserved names of .per.sg;
  • Names consisting entirely of numerals; and
  • Names which in SGNIC’s sole and absolute opinion are undesirable or unsuitable for registration.

For other restriction on the domain, kindly contact our customer service.

 

5) What is the term of registration?

The term of registration is 1, 2 years.

 

6) What is the .sg domain cycle?

Register domain for 1 year – Domain expired and did not renew – 29 Days Domain Renewal grace period – 30 days Domain Redemption grace period – No Pending delete

It will be release for public re-registration approximately 60 days from the domain expiration date. The domain re-registration is based on first-come-first server basis.

 

7) How do I perform a .sg domain registration?

You may submit your order for the domain name registration here.

 

8) Can I delete a domain after registered?

No, you are not allowed to delete the domain name after its registered; the registration fee is non-refundable. You shall be the owner of the domain for the fiscal year.

 

9) What is the term of renewal?

The term of renewal is 1, 2 years.

 

10) What is the renewal grace period for .sg domain name and how do I perform a domain renewal?

Renewal grace period for .sg domain name is 29 days; you may renew your domain name by logging in to our Exabytes Client Billing System. For further details, please click here.
 You may refer to Domain Renewal FAQs for more information.

 

11) Any Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for .sg domain name?

 

Yes, Redemption Grace Period for .sg domain name is a period of 29 days. Kindly refer to Domain Redemption FAQs for more information.
 

12) How long does it takes for a domain to release to public registration after expired and not renew?

After a .sg domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:-

29 days renewal grace period -- > 30 days Redemption grace period --> No pending delete

It will be release for public re-registration approximately 60 days from the domain expiration date. The domain re-registration is based on first-come-first server basis.

 

13) Can I initiate a registrar transfer for .sg domain name and how do I initiate the transfer?

Yes, you are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for.sg domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

You may refer to Transfer Domain to Exabytes for more information.

 

14) Does Exabytes provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for .sg?

No, Exabytes does not provide IDN.sg domain name at this moment.

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