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Introduced19 October 1988
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Registry SGNIC
Sponsor SGNIC
Intended useEntities connected with   Singapore
Actual usePopular in Singapore
Registered domains198,530 (Jul 2022) [1]
Registration restrictionsSingapore presence required; third-level names have various restrictions depending on which second level label they are under
StructureRegistrations are taken at the third level beneath generic categories, or directly at the second level; special category exists for internationalized domain names
Documents Policies and agreements
Dispute policies Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
Registry website SGNIC

.sg is the Internet country code top-level domain ( ccTLD) for Singapore. It was first registered in September 1988. [2] It is administered by the Singapore Network Information Centre. [2] Registrations are processed via accredited registrars.

In 2011, two new internationalized country code top-level domains were registered for Singapore, intended for domain names in the local languages. These domains are .新加坡 (encoded as .xn—yfro4i67o) and .சிங்கப்பூர் (encoded as .xn—clchc0ea0b2g2a9gcd). [3]


SGNIC requires that all .sg domains registered after 2 May 2013 have proof of Singaporean presence. This is facilitated by requiring the registrant to login to the Verified@SG portal with their SingPass account. [4]

Second-level domains

  • – Commercial entities
  • – Network providers and info-com operators
  • – Organizations in the Registry of Societies
  • – Government entities
  • – Educational institutions
  • – Personal domain names (retired as of March 2023) [5]
  • .sg – Open to all with a valid Singapore postal address
  • .新加坡 – for Chinese websites
  • .சிங்கப்பூர் – for Tamil websites

.sg domain statistics

As of September 2022, there were 198,564 registered .sg domains. [1]


  1. ^ a b "Registration Statistics". SGNIC PTE Ltd. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b ".sg Domain Delegation Data". Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  3. ^ "IDN ccTLD Fast Track String Evaluation Completion - ICANN". Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  4. ^ "VerifiedID@SG FAQ". SGNIC Verified@SG Portal. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Retirement of". Retrieved 8 May 2024.

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