.SG represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Singapore. It was introduced in 1988 and was intended for entities interested in doing business in Singapore or websites using the Singaporean native language.
Registration of a .SG domain name is subject to the following conditions:
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.sg domain name
A .sg domain name is a Singaporean top-level domain name. It was introduced in 1990 and it has been the most commonly used localised TLD for websites within Singapore ever since.
Who can use a .sg domain name?
A .sg registration is open to anyone. However, the Singaporean government has some specific requirements for registrants, including:
- Individuals, companies, or organisations who are legally domiciled in Singapore. A local presence is not necessary for registration.
- A foreign company with at least 50% of its shares listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Singapore Limited (SGX).
Those whose primary business activity is to provide a website and/or eCommerce services in Singapore.
Who regulates .sg domain name?
Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) is the Registry for all top-level domains in Singapore, including the .sg domain names and other country-code TLDs such as .com.my, .net.my, and .org.my which are managed by SGNIC on behalf of the country.
SGNIC is a non-profit organisation and it works closely with Singapore Internet Registry (SIR) to provide domain name registration services in Singapore.
It has been providing such services since April 2000 and also provides some other free value-added services including web hosting, email, etc.
Tips to choose ideal .sg domain name
The availability of a domain name is not the only factor to consider when choosing a suitable web address for your business.
You should also take into account whether the desired keywords are likely to be registered by other parties.
You can find out if there's already an active website on that particular domain via SGNIC's Domain Search tool. A good way to choose a domain name is by using keywords related to your business.
Common subdomains for .sg domain name
The most common generic TLDs used as a second-level domain under the .sg domain (i.e., after the first dot) include:
·com.sg - This is the most commonly used generic TLD under .sg. It is suitable for businesses that sell products or services to customers within Singapore, including both local and overseas companies.
·biz.sg - This domain extension is ideal for business purposes as it signals a company's credibility in terms of professionalism and trustworthiness to potential customers on search engines like Google and Yahoo.
·edu.sg - This TLD is reserved for educational institutions registered in Singapore under the Ministry of Education, including local and international schools, universities, colleges, and other tertiary education institutions. It can also be used by government agencies such as ICA (Immigration & Checkpoints Authority), SPRING Singapore, etc.
·club.sg - This TLD is meant for non-profit organisations and associations registered in Singapore.
·gov.sg - This TLD is reserved for government agencies, statutory boards, local councils, etc. It can also be used by companies with a majority public shareholding of at least 60%.
How much does .sg domain name cost?
The price of a .sg domain name registration depends on the number of years you would like to register it for. Generally, you can register a .sg domain name for up to ten (or as many years as you like, subject to SGNIC's approval). The average yearly prices of a .sg domain name registration is S$49.99.