This article describes the procedures and requirements of .com.sg domain names.
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A registration can be requested through our control panel. Be sure to include the domain holder's company registration number (or passport number in case of a private individual) in the contact details.
To transfer a .sg domain name you will need an authorization code. This code can be requested at your current registrar.
After the transfer started there is a 7 day waiting period before the transfer will finalize.
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 .com.sg domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

A domain can be traded by replacing the contact handles in our control panel.

Other update

An update can be done by modifying the information in a contact handle.


A domain can be deleted by either removing it manually or setting it to automatically expire at the end of the registration period.

Restore / reactivate

A domain can be reactivated by our support team. Please send this restore request to support@openprovider.com
  • Registry: SGNIC
  • Registry whois: whois.nic.sg
  • Registry web based whois: http://www.nic.net.sg/
  • Registry zonefile updates: Several times a day
Domain lifecycle
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.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A copy of the commercial license (companies) or a copy of an Identity Card (individuals) is required.
  • Trustee services are possible.
  • Domains may not be registered for selling or trading the domain name
  • http://www.nic.net.sg/page/policies-and-agreements
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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