What is .sh?
The .sh web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Helena.
Saint Helena with its estimated population of 4,000, ranks as the 57th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .sh extension are very popular in Saint Helena and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .sh domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .sh ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1997.
Who can register .sh domain?
The .sh domain name can be registered by legal entities or individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .sh extension?
A .sh domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Saint Helena.
In Saint Helena the primary used language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .sh extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics limitations of a domain:
In a .sh web name alphabets, numbers, hyphen "-" or combination of these are accepted.
A domain name has to begin with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot begin or end your domain name.
A .sh web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.sh).
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The .sh domain name must have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters.
The web name that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .sh domain registration time: 1-10 years registration are allowed at a time.
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