Domain Name

Domain Name Introduction

A domain name is your unique name on the Internet. It allows your company, organization or family, brand to establish an Internet presence, consisting of your personalized email addresses and your own web site address.

Domain names are composed of two sections - the descriptive name, and the domain suffix (e.g. .com, .net or .org). Some examples of domain names are "yourdomain.com" and "iwi.com.sg". You may register any domain name that you wish, as long as it is available. Common domain name choices reflect your full name or an abbreviation, a product or service name, or a general industry name.

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Why should I register a domain name now?

Each domain name in the world must be unique - only one company can register and utilize yourdomain.com. However, there are very few restrictions on domain names - anyone may register just about any domain name they wish. As a result, more than 60,000 .com, .net and .org domain names are registered every day, effectively removing these domains from circulation. There is a strong possibility that if you do not register your domain name, another company or individual will!

Domain Name Background

Just like every person has a name and a telephone number, every computer connected to the Internet has a name (a domain name) and an address (an Internet Protocol, or IP, address).

If you have not already registered an Internet domain name, and you might like to use one of your trademarks or your trade name in an Internet domain name, we recommend that you register trademark or trade names as an Internet domain name now, if it still available.

The Advent of a Global Domain System

Internet use is growing quickly. Email is fast, inexpensive, and can be sent without leaving your desk. The World Wide Web is the multimedia aspect of the Internet, and Web pages typically include text, images and "hyperlinks" that allow the viewer to jump to a different paragraph, page or image, by pointing and clicking on an underlined word using a mouse. Although the payoff may be uncertain, more and more companies are developing "home pages" advertising their goods and services, sales and marketing on brand.
Extensions Pricing Country Availability  
.comS$30 per year--PublicOrder Now!
.sgS$65 per yearSingaporeSingapore Citizen or Permanent ResidentsOrder Now!
.org.sgS$65 per yearSingaporeLocal Non-Profit Society Registered in SingaporeOrder Now!
.netS$30 per year--PublicOrder Now!
.bizS$30 per year--PublicOrder Now!
.ccS$65 per yearCoco IslandsContact Us for eligibilityOrder Now!
.com.cnS$60 per yearChinaContact Us for eligibilityOrder Now!
.org.cnS$60 per yearChinaContact Us for eligibilityOrder Now!
.com.sgS$65 per yearSingaporeLocal Company Representative or Presence in SingaporeOrder Now!
.per.sgS$32 per yearSingaporeSingapore Citizen or Permanent ResidentsOrder Now!
.orgS$30 per year--PublicOrder Now!
.infoS$30 per year--PublicOrder Now!
.nameS$30 per year--PublicOrder Now!
.deS$35 per yearGermanyPublicOrder Now!
.net.cnS$60 per yearChinaContact Us for eligibilityOrder Now!
.cnS$60 per yearChinaContact Us for eligibilityOrder Now!

When selecting your Domain Name, here are some tips to remember:

  • Ideally, your Domain Name should be easy to remember and spell.
  • Your Domain Name (not including the suffix) must be under 22 characters.
  • Domain Names must be alpha-numeric with the exception of the dash [-] (which may not be at the beginning or end of the Domain Name).
  • The suffix ".com" is generally for commercially oriented ventures.
  • The suffix ".org" is generally for organizations (not for profit or otherwise).
  • The suffix ".net" is generally for network or machine based industries but also for commercial ventures.
  • The suffix ".edu" is exclusively used for educational institutions.

THE MISTAKES not covering all the bases.

Business is stolen from successful web sites every day by people registering variations of their domain names. If you are serious about the Internet, protect your domain name by registering variations of it.

Dash / Nodash. If your domain name consists of two or more words combined, register it with and without dashes (boston-dentist.com, bostondentist.com).

Singular / Plural. If your name lends itself to it, register the singular and plural versions. You might also register distorted spellings of your domain name (linx for links).

.com / .net/ .org. Register your name with multiple suffices to prevent others from using them. [www.whitehouse.gov is the real thing, www.whitehouse.com is an 'adult' site].


Get second-level .SG free with any .COM.SG registration

The very successful Buy-One-Get-One-Free (BOGOF) promotion for .SG is now even better! Get second-level .SG when you register .COM.SG.

Types of domain names available for free .SG:

.COM.SG

The following rules for .SG BOGOF apply:

  • Both .COM.SG and second-level .SG domain names are to be registered by the same applicant.
  • Both .COM.SG and second-level .SG domain names are to be registered at the same time.
  • This promotion is only applicable for the 1st year of registration of second-level .SG. If you want to register for 2-year term, the 2nd year registration fees are applicable.
  • IWI reserves the right to delete the .SG domains if they are found to be in non-compliance with the terms and conditions of this promotion.
  • IWI reserves the right to extend, modify or terminate this promotion anytime without notice.

Registration Rules:

  • Both 3rd and 2nd level names are to be registered by the same applicant.
  • Both 3rd and 2nd level names are to be registered at the same time.
  • Both 3rd and 2nd level names must be available for registration in order to qualify for the BOGOF scheme.
  • The BOGOF scheme is only applicable for the 1st year of registration. If you want to register for 2 years term, the 2nd year registration fees will be charged.
  • The domain extension of .per.sg and .gov.sg is excluded from this scheme.

  • Domain Parking which include: 1 POP3 Email Account URL Forwarder
  • Service Fee: S$20.00 per year
  • Note: All pricing quoted are in Singapore Dollar (SGD).

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