What is .sx?
The .sx web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Sint Maarten.
Sint Maarten with its estimated population of 37,429, ranks as the 49th most populous country in Europe.
These domains with the .sx extension are very popular in Sint Maarten and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .sx domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .sx domain registration in Sint Maarten started in 2010.
Who can register .sx domain?
Any individual or company are allowed to register a .sx web name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .sx extension?
A .sx domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Sint Maarten.
In Sint Maarten the common language is Dutch.
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 .sx 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 domain name always remember the following restrictions:
The only valid characters for a .sx domain name are english language letters, numbers and a hyphen (-).
A web name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The name can neither begin nor end with dashes.
A .sx domain name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.sx).
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
The .sx domain name length should be between 3-63 characters.
The name that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Allowable registration period for .sx domain name is 1 year till maximum 10 years.
Good luck for naming your new website!