What is .sl?
The .sl domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone with its estimated population of 6,126,000, ranks as the 36th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .sl extension are very popular in Sierra Leone and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .sl domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .sl ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1997.
Who can register .sl domain?
The .sl web name can be registered by any organisation and individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .sl extension?
A .sl domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Sierra Leone.
In Sierra Leone the native Language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .sl 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?
When choosing a web name you should remember these limitations:
The .sl domain can contain the English-language letters A through Z, the digits 0 through 9 and dashes (-).
A domain name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name can neither start nor end with hyphens.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The .sl domain name length should be between 4-63 characters.
The web name that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Acceptable registration duration for .sl web name is 1 year till maximum 5 years.
Good luck for naming your new website!