The country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is .gs. The .GS ccTLD is managed by Cable & Wireless South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
In 2011, DotGreen Community Association Ltd applied to ICANN for a country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) which was delegated to the DNS root name servers of the Internet on May 24, 2012.
The .gs TLD has been made available to the general public. Any individual, company, or organization can register a .gs domain name on a first-come, first-served basis through accredited registrars worldwide.
The following is the list of accredited registrars for new registrations and transfers:
COM.GS domain names are meant exclusively for commercial entities. However, the registration of a COM.GS domain name does not automatically imply that the entity is a business one.
For example, a university can register a COM.GS domain name to use as an online library for their students and host web pages to provide teaching materials and research papers.
How to register a .gs domain name?
To register a .gs domain name, you will need to open a web hosting account with a registrar which provides the.GS extension.
In case you do not have an account yet, we recommend that you choose any hosting services and get your own.GS domain name at the same time.
The .GS domain name should be the only active domain name in your account. We recommend that you configure it as both a primary and secondary nameserver for your new domain name.
Usually, it is enough to specify the IP address of the main nameserver where your zone is hosted (/usr/local/etc/namedb).
To get a COM gs domain name, you need to follow these three steps:
– choose a registrar,
– choose a plan that includes the .gs domain name,
– configure your hosting account to use the gs TLD.
You will need to use a registrar which allows the registration of .gs domain names and provides technical services for their administration, such as web hosting and email management.
What are the rules of registration?
The rules for .GS domain names are similar to those in all other domains.
Domain names must be unique, not violate any trademark rights, and should provide no confusion about the domain name’s owner.
For instance, you can never register a website using your full name or surname as a domain name.
We recommend that you use your company’s name or a combination of your business’s name with one of the following words:
– club etc.
Registration rules are based on ICANN standards and they are made to protect Internet users.
It is important to follow them as they guarantee you will get a great domain name and it will be easy for Internet users to find your website.
How much does it cost?
The cost of registration depends on the chosen registrar and the chosen package, which often includes domain names at no extra charge.
It is important to note that the cost of a .GS domain name is usually lower than that of a regular .com one.