There is no special process needed to register a .ST domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
Entities connected with São Tomé and Príncipe
|Registrar name||Registered domains||Share, %|
|EPAG Domainservices GmbH||600||4.28%|
|101domain GRS Limited||226||1.61%|
|INWX GmbH & Co. KG||123||0.88%|
|Ascio Technologies, Inc. Danmark - Filial af Ascio technologies, Inc. USA||98||0.70%|
|Instra Corporation Pty Ltd.||79||0.56%|
A .st domain name is the Internet country code top-level domain for São Tomé and Príncipe. The code is marketed worldwide as an abbreviation for various entities.
The .st Domain Registry has contracted with Afilias Global Services to provide domain registration services.
.st domains are not open to the public for registration.
Those interested in registering .st domains must be residents of São Tomé and Príncipe, or businesses with a physical presence there.
Registrations are made directly at second-level, or at the third level beneath these names:
.co.st – commercial organizations
.edu.st – educational institutions
.gov.st – governmental entities
.int.st – international treaty organisations
The .st domain is also used for domain hack purposes by Portuguese speaking people which makes it an alternative for the com/net/org open TLDs (top-level domains)
The .st domain registry uses a few policies to maintain the integrity of the TLD:
• Only direct and legitimate registrants can register under .st.
• Registrations are for fixed periods of time, not indefinite or renewable. Registrations may be renewed in accordance with .st Registry Policies, which shall be published on the Registry website.
.st is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for São Tomé and Príncipe.
Approximately 26% of all .st registrations are used by Portuguese speakers to indicate any association with Portugal, either as a resident or citizen of Portugal or simply as someone who appreciates the Portuguese culture.
In order to exist as a Portuguese domain, .st domains must pass some tests. These include:
• Registry Agreement signed by the owner of a desired .st name;
• Proof of trademark or company registration within Portugal;
• Company verifiable presence in Sao Tome and Principe, with a local business license and/or trade registration on file;
• Domain fees paid for at least one year in advance.
Step 1: Check your domain availability.
Step 2: Select your preferred domain name and enter it in the order box.
Step 3: Check out the order.
Step 4: Enter your details to complete your registration.
Step 5: Confirm your order.
Once you have completed all the steps, your registration will be complete and you should receive an email confirmation.
The technical aspect of domain registration is managed by the .st Registry Operator Afilias Global Services who are responsible for maintaining the registry system to ensure that it operates 24 hours a day without any downtime.
A .st domain name may be registered by any individual or organization that agrees to the terms of the registration agreement.
When registering a .st domain name, you must provide accurate and complete contact information for administrative, technical, billing, and zone contact purposes.
You are also required to maintain this data so that it remains accurate at all times during the life of the domain name.
A .st domain name is not available for registration to natural persons under 18 years of age.
If you purchase a .st domain as an organization, the individuals included in this organization must be at least 13 years of age or older and therefore allowed to create legally binding contracts under applicable law.
These individuals may include the legal representatives, founders, and board members of the organization.