What is .ws?
The .ws domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Samoa.
Samoa with its estimated population of 187,820, ranks as the 10th most populous country in Oceania.
These domains with the .ws extension are very popular in Samoa and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .ws domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ws domain has been around since 1995.
Who can register .ws domain?
Any individual or legal entity are allowed to register a .ws domain name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ws extension?
A .ws extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Samoa.
In Samoa the major language is Samoan.
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 .ws 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 always remember the following restrictions:
For a .ws domain name use only letters, numbers, or dashes (-).
A domain name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Hyphens cannot start or end your web name.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The .ws web name must have minimum of 4 and a maximum of 63 characters.
The domain that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .ws domain name registration period: 1-10 years registration are acceptable at one time.
Now it’s time to find and register the best domain name for your brand new website!