There is no special process needed to register a .LC domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
Entities connected with Saint Lucia
|Registrar name||Registered domains||Share, %|
|West263 International Limited||144||4.48%|
|CSC Corporate Domains, Inc.||143||4.45%|
|101domain GRS Limited||86||2.67%|
|EPAG Domainservices GmbH||79||2.46%|
A .lc domain is the ccTLD (Country Code Top-Level Domain) for Saint Lucia. It is under the sponsorship of Saint Lucian government and University of Puerto Rico.
Anyone from around the world, whether they have local presence or not, is allowed to register a .lc domain name. These can be used for personal or professional uses. For business use, a local registered company is required. Individuals will need a local contact person. This helps to ensure that the site is created or maintained in Saint Lucia.
The NIC.LC is the governing body that regulates .lc domain name. In order to register a local presence, you need NIC as your sponsoring registrar. In Saint Lucia. th registry approves all .lc domain name registrations. This also includes such other actions as selling, transferring and deleting a domain name.
The registry is operated by University of Puerto Rico in Dominican Republic under agreement with NIC. This agreement established a new, not-for-profit company called NIC.LC that will operate the registry for Saint Lucia and its residents.
There are no restrictions on the length or characters used for a .lc domain name registration. However it is still advised that you use meaningful words that would describe your business. It is also best to use English characters for a .lc domain name registration so it would be easier by users from around the world.
As a rule of thumb, .lc domains are usually used for personal use. However, it is still possible to utilize this domain name extension in your business.
Some notable and common .lc domain name extensions that are used for businesses and organizations include:
com.st : This is a popular subdomain among companies and organizations.
gov.lc : This is used by government agencies in Saint Lucia to express their official presence on the web, such as for tourism sites or other public service websites.
net.lc: this subdomain is under NIC management which means it can only be registered through them directly (except for trademarked names). You can use this subdomain to convey your online presence as a network or an internet service provider.
.org.lc: This is a dedicated domain extension for non-profit organizations.
.edu.lc: This is a dedicated domain extension for educational institutions.
Yes, it is possible to purchase and own a .lc domain name even without local presence in Saint Lucia. However, there are certain requirements for this type of registration:
Registering for a domain name with NIC is about $30 for a one-year registration. This will include hosting and email services for your domain name as well. However, this may change based on the registrar you use.