What is .sn?
The .sn domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Senegal.
Senegal with its estimated population of 12,855,153, ranks as the 26th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .sn extension are very popular in Senegal and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .sn domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .sn ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1993.
Who can register .sn domain?
Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .sn extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .sn extension?
A .sn extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Senegal.
In Senegal the first language is French.
French is the 5th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .sn 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 following characteristics that a domain name can have:
The only valid characters for a .sn web name are english language letters, numbers and a dashes "-".
A domain name may begin with a digit and end with a digit.
The name cannot start or end with hyphens.
A .sn web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.sn).
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The .sn web name must have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters.
The web name that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .sn domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at once.
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