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About .sg Domains

Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd is the sponsor and Hexonet aka 1 Api GmbH is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .sg extension that represents Singapore


Who can register .sg domains?

To purchase a .sg domain, you must provide an address located in Singapore, be a citizen of the country, and have a Foreign Identification Number,(FIN) or also referred to as the National Registration Identity Card, or (NRIC).

The admin, tech, and billing contacts for .sg domains must be an individual and not a company.

A company listed as the registrant must provide the Business Registration Number, or (BID).

Both the admin ID and BID fields are case sensitive.

Registrants do not have the right to sell or transfer .sg domains to any party for profit.


Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • 3 - 63 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)


Features Availability
Registration Length 1 year
Renewal Length 1 year 1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Not Supported
Transfers Away Supported 2
Account Change Not Supported
Protected Registration Not Supported
Private Registration (DBP) Not Supported
Cash Parking Not Supported
Contact Updates Supported 3
IDN Not Supported
Refunds

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

Custom Nameserver Requirement
Must Use
  • 2-13 Nameservers
Can Use
  • IPv4
Cannot Use
  • IPv6
  • DNSSEC
  • Vanity Nameservers


  • If the DNS is not resolving and there are no apparent problems, do a Whois lookup at the Registry. If the Domain Status: VerifiedID@SG-Pending (ID NOT VERIFIED. PENDING ADMIN CONTACT VERIFICATION the Registry will not allow the domain name to resolve. (pending contact verifications are daily instructional emails from the registry to the the admin contact)

  • If the ID has been verified review for Domain Status: RegistryLock, this is a service provided by the registry directly. For more information on Registry Locks please visit: Registry Lock FAQ

  • NS updates can take up to 5 days to complete.

  • 1 Renewal restrictions

    You must renew your .sg domain name by its expiration date.

    If you set your domain name to auto-renew, we first attempt auto-renewal 21 days prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 14 days prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the second attempt fails, we make a final attempt 7 days prior to the domain name's expiration date.

    For example: Your .sg domain name expires on January 31st. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by January 24th. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on January 10th, January 17th, and January 24th.

    If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it 7 days prior the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. Please reach out to our award-winning GoDaddy Guides for help.

    It can take up to 5 days for .sg domains to be active after renewal.



    2 Transfer away requirements

    Please reach out to our award-winning GoDaddy Guides to request an authorization code.


    3 Contact updates requirements

    To change the registrant or admin information on your .sg domain name, please reach out to our award-winning GoDaddy Guides. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.

    GoDaddy does not manage contact verification for .sg domains - it's handled by the SGNIC registry. Daily instructional emails are sent from the registry to the the admin contact.


    More Info

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