What is .st?
The .st domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for São Tomé and Príncipe.
São Tomé and Príncipe with its estimated population of 187,356, ranks as the 55th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .st extension are very popular in São Tomé and Príncipe and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .st domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .st has been introduced in 1997 and gaining popularity since then.
Who can register .st domain?
The .st domain can be registered by legal entities or individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .st extension?
A .st domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in São Tomé and Príncipe.
In São Tomé and Príncipe the common language is Portuguese.
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 .st 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 criterias:
To name your .st domain name you can use any letters A through Z, digits between 0 and 9 and dashes "-".
A web name has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain name cannot start or end with hyphens.
A .st domain can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.st).
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
The .st web name length may vary, from 3 to 23 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Authorized registration interval for .st web name is 1 year till maximum 2 years.
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