Collaboration of SGNIC and IPOS

(Intellectual Property Office of Singapore)

Bridging IP application and domain name reservation at one go! Read more…

Top 5 Business Benefits

Full Protection

Trademark is mirrored offline
and online.

Easy Recognition

Same identity offline
and online.

Buyers' Confidence

Recognized as a Singapore
registered brand.


Name is verified.


Experience and efficient
accredited registrars

List of participating registrars who can help with activation of reserved names.

Check on their website link to go to their portal:

Crazy Domains FZ-LLC

Crazy Domains provides simple, innovative and affordable online products and services that change lives. Offering to make it "crazy easy for the crazy busy" to get online quickly and effortlessly, Crazy Domains is #1 for Domains and Hosting

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Cybersite Services Pte Ltd

Cybersite offers a comprehensive suite of Domain Registration, Internet, Web Design, Server and Cloud Hosting solutions to meet the growing needs of today’s businesses, customising our service offerings to suit the unique needs of each of our clientele.

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Domain Registration Pte Ltd

Top3 Media is an Internet Marketing company specializing in Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Web Design & Web Analytics. We are the preferred choice of many organisations in varying industries for our Internet Marketing strategies and solutions.

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Exabytes Network (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Exabytes has specialized in providing web hosting for 15 years. Currently serving 75,000+ customers in 121 countries and manages 1,000+ servers with 100,000 registered domains, our products include domain registrations, cloud & shared hosting, dedicated server, VPS, Server Co-location, etc.

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Web Commerce Communications Limited

Web Commerce Communications Limited dba WebNIC is an Internet service provider focus in domain name wholesale service and digital brand management. WebNIC – our global identity, is an internationally recognized brand synonymous with quality wholesale Internet service to resellers. WebNIC is recognized as Top Asian Registrar and rank among Top 50 registrars worldwide.

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SGNIC-IPOS Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to reserve a domain name? 

No fee is charged for reserving a domain name (ending with "" or ".sg").

To use the domain name, however, you will need to "activate" the reserved domain name with any participating registrars. Please also read question “If I have reserved a domain name, how do I activate the reserved domain name?" and “How much do I have to pay to activate the reserved domain name?” 

I have forgotten whether my reservation period has ended. What should I do?

Go to and type the domain name in the “Whois” box found on the top right-hand corner. Look for the “Expiration Date” to see ending date of your reservation and the Domain Status will show that it is “Pending Activation”.  You may approach the registrar who helped you to reserve the name to activate the reserved name.

If I have reserved a domain name, how do I activate the reserved domain name?

To activate the domain name you have reserved, please approach the registrar who helped you to reserve the name with the following documents/information:  

  • For Businesses: Your reserved domain name, ACRA Registration Number, date of incorporation, and the NRIC number of any of the business owners. 
  • For Companies: Your reserved domain name, ACRA Registration Number and the NRIC number of any company shareholders or directors. 

Please also read Q13 on “How much do I have to pay to activate the reserved domain name? 

Who will qualify for the free .sg name?

Each application made on IPOS’ IP2SG will be eligible for a free .sg or domain name. The name must be reserved on IP2SG System with a unique system’s issued application number. Local and foreign applicant, individual or company, is able to reserve a free .sg name without leaving the IP2SG system. The person handling the IP application (Filer) on IP2SG who is holding a Singapore identification and SingPass access will be the administrative contact for the domain name.

Creativity with .SG Domain Name

Single Character

Single Character

Made up of A, B, C, to X, Y, Z.



Made up of all single digits, all 2 digits, or all 3 and 4 digits.

Single Character Chinese

Single Character Chinese

Made up of a single Chinese character.