.SV represents the official domain extension or internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of El Salvador. Use of this domain suffix is highly restricted and registrants are expected to comply with the imposed requirements. The fastest way to register a .sv domain is through a trusted registrar like Marcaria so you can skip the tedious legwork and intricate processes. SVNet is the authorized body that carries out the registry and operation of .SV.
Aside from being used as the two-letter country code of El Savador, SV is also defined in other ways. It is an abbreviated form for save (baseball) , Saudi Arabian Airlines (flag carrier), sub verbo (Latin), or Sonoma Valley (county).
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What is .SV domain?
The .sv domain is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for El Salvador.
The .sv ccTLD was delegated to NIC.cr, the entity responsible for .ac, .cd, and .mx.
The .sv ccTLD is part of Central America's region that was delegated to NIC.cr, so it could be used for other purposes than just commercial entities located in El Salvador.
How can I get a .SV domain?
The .sv ccTLD is open to all residents of El Salvador, whether they are individuals or businesses.
This means that you do not have to go through any registration process.
Simply type your desired domain name into the search bar and transfer it to your web hosting service.
What are some restrictions on .SV domains?
Under El Salvadorian law, .sv domain names can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and dashes (-).
Spaces and special characters are prohibited.
However, no special characters are allowed.
There is also a minimum requirement of 1 character and a maximum requirement of 63 characters.
Why choose a .sv domain?
The .sv domain is perfect for those who want short and memorable domains.
Unlike other extensions such as .com, the domain name extension has not been overused and it is therefore still possible to find good names with this extension.
.sv is also an excellent option for companies that want to appeal to a Spanish-speaking audience since it is one of the most common domain extensions used in Latin America.
However, this extension has many other uses besides just appealing to a Spanish-speaking audience.
It is also possible to find names with .sv that are not specific to El Salvador, but still, have a special meaning.
The .sv domain is meant for entities connected with El Salvador.
It is one of the top-level domains available in Latin America, and Central America, which has been delegated to NIC.cr.
Can you register .sv Domain Without Local Presence?
Yes, it is possible to register a .sv domain name without a local presence.
This means that you do not need to go to El Salvador in order to register your desired .sv domain.
There are many reasons why someone would want to have a .sv domain but not have a physical office in El Salvador.
For example, it may be too expensive to have a physical office in the country.
Another reason could be that most of your clients are not located in El Salvador.
Regardless of why you would need or want a .sv domain but no local presence, there are solutions out there for you.
You can register any .sv domain name with no local presence.
What is the difference between .co.sv and .com.sv?
There are two types of registration extensions for El Salvador:
The ".co" extension stands for "company" while the ".com" extension is meant for commercial entities.
Only "commercial entities" (for-profit companies) are allowed to have a domain name with the .com extension.
Since you cannot register a ".co/.com" domain if you do not have a local presence, there is an alternative available - the third-level domain name.
A third-level domain is a type of Internet suffix that appears right after the last dot in the domain name.
For example, if your web hosting service is called Best Web Hosting, and you own the domain bestwebhosting.com, you can register third-level domains such as:
The same goes for .sv third-level domains.
Many individuals and businesses, who would like to have a domain name with the .sv extension but do not have a local presence in El Salvador, register their desired .sv third-level domain names.
However, if you want your web page to be associated with your company's brand, rather than a generic name such as "best web hosting", it is a better idea to go directly for a second-level domain.
You can register .com.sv and .co.sv domains from any country as long as you have a local presence in El Salvador.
In other words, if your company has a physical office in the country, then buying a .sv domain with no local presence will not be a problem.
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