This article describes the procedures and requirements of .sb domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • Two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:

  • Authorisation code can be used
  • Transfer can be started without the authorisation code but will need to be approved by current provider within 7 days
  • Two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

A transfer does NOT include a renewal and will NOT extend the expiration date.

Authorization code required optional
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .sb domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • Requested as a normal domain update via RCP or API
  • Processed realtime

Other update

  • Requested via RCP or API
  • Processed realtime


Explicit delete

  • Requested via RCP or API
  • Processed realtime
  • Will directly result in quarantine (redemption period)  (no soft quarantine applies)

In case the domain expires (not renewed in time);

  • Will not be deleted directly at the registry
  • Will lead to soft quarantine, followed by regular quarantine

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • Quarantine periods can be found under
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.sb, .net.sb, .org.sb
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 3 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? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • No requirements
  • ICANN-policies apply
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:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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