.sg

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .sg domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • for private individuals:
    • passport number in owner's handle
  • for legal entities:
    • company registration number in owner's handle

Successful domain transfer requires:

  • authorisation code
  • up to 7 days of processing time
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time Max 7 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .sg domains is available.

Authorisation code in RCP can be used for internal transfer only.

The code for external transfers need to be manually requested by Openprovider at the registry.

Please contact support@openprovider.com if you need to request an external authorisation code.

Owner change (trade)

trade - processed via contact handle change in RCP

Other update

domain update - by updating associated handles

Delete

deletion - manual via RCP

Restore / reactivate

manual by contacting support@openprovider.com

Registry
  • Registry: SGNIC
  • Registry whois: whois.nic.sg
  • Registry web based whois: http://www.nic.net.sg/
  • Registry zonefile updates: Several times a day
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.sg, .net.sg
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1 – 2 years
  • Renewal date offset: 2 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? yes
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Local address of the domain owner is required.
  • Local address of the domain administrator is required
  • The owner of a .COM.SG domain needs to be an organization
  • A copy of the commercial license (companies) is required
  • Trustee services are possible.
  • Domains may not be registered for selling or trading the domain name
Policies
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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