The .SM Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
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Since 1995
Domain For
San Marino
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
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Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .sm websites

Global 152,395.
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About .sm

What is .sm?

The .sm web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for San Marino.
San Marino with its estimated population of 32,457, ranks as the 52nd most populous country in Europe. These domains with the .sm extension are very popular in San Marino and around its geographical area. You can register your own .sm domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .sm ccTLD (country code top-level domain) is active since 1995.

Who can register .sm domain?

The .sm domain can be registered by companies or individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .sm extension?

A .sm domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in San Marino. In San Marino the native Language is Italian. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .sm 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. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The main characteristics criterias of a domain:
For a .sm domain use only letters, numbers, or dashes (-).
A name may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The name can neither start nor end with hyphens. A .sm domain can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
Maximum length of a domain can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .sm).
The name that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .sm domain can be registered 1 to 2 years at once.
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