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New start-ups can now reserve a ".com.sg" and ".sg" domain name under SGNIC's SME scheme after they register their business entity with ACRA's BizFile. This initiative (SME scheme) is brought to you by SGNIC, in collaboration with Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
With your UEN, you may go to any of SME scheme participating registrar to reserve and activate a domain name ending with com.sg or .sg and get a waiver of S$30 for the first-year registration of the domain name. Reservation is free but administrative charges may apply for activation by some registrars, in addition to registration fee with discount.
Please check with any of the participating registrars listed below for more information and their respective service packages!
You may approach any of the participating registrars, or contact SGNIC hotline at (65) 6659 2534 and email firstname.lastname@example.org to seek clarification.
Who will qualify for the S$30 discount?
All business/company (entity) that are registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) can qualify for the discount on condition that they have not made a reservation or activated a reserved name under the SME scheme before. Also, important to note that the entity who has an expired reserved name under the scheme has disqualified itself from the scheme
A reserved name has a 90 days reservation period, therefore, it is important to activate the name before expiry. For example, if ABC Pte Ltd has reserved the name on 5 October 2015, they can enjoy the discount if their domain name is activated by 2 January 2016.
How do I reserve a domain name?
To reserve a domain name, on your selected registrar's website please :
(a) First check if the domain name (ending with ".com.sg" or ".sg") you want is still available for reservation.
(b) If it is still available, you will be guided with instruction on your selected registrar's website on how to reserve for the name and to activate the name.
Once you have reserved your domain name, you may choose to immediately "activate" the domain name or wait for a maximum of 90 days to "activate" your domain name with the same registrar who reserved the name for you. Please also read Q10 on "If I have reserved a domain name, how do I activate the reserved domain name?"
If I have missed the opportunity to reserve a domain name via BizFile, can I still reserve a domain name?
Yes, you can approach any participating registrars to assist you with the reservation on condition that you activate the domain name with the same registrar within 90 days from the date you reserved the name. Please provide the participating registrars with your ACRA Registration Number and the NRIC number of any of the owners/shareholder/director.
Can I reserve more than one domain name?
No, you can reserve only one domain name for each business or company in Singapore.
Can I reserve a "org.sg", "net.sg" or "edu.sg" domain name?
No, this promotion is for “com.sg” and “.sg” domain names only.
How much does it cost to reserve a domain name?
No fee is charged for reserving a domain name (ending with ".com.sg" 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?”
What happens after the reservation period?
Your reservation will lapse if no activation is made within the 90 days reservation period. You are not able to re-activate the reservation and your reserved domain name will be moved to the available pool of names for others to reserve or register on a first-come-first-served basis.
I have forgotten whether my reservation period has ended. What should I do?
Go to www.sgnic.sg 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.
Do I have to pay after the reservation period ends?
No, there will be no penalty payment for not activating your reserved domain 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:
Please also read Q13 on “How much do I have to pay to activate the reserved domain name?
I have forgotten the domain name that I have reserved. What should I do?
If you wish to activate your domain name, but you are unable to recall the domain name that you have reserved, please approach the registrar who helped you to reserve the name with your business/company's ACRA registration number, date of incorporation, and NRIC number of the owner/shareholder/director.
Alternatively, you may also contact SGNIC hotline at (65) 6659 2534 or email email@example.com for more information. Please have the ACRA registration number, date of incorporation, and NRIC number of the owner/shareholder/director on hand to facilitate our checking.
How much do I have to pay to activate the reserved domain name?
You can review the price plans of participating registrars and contact them directly to find out more about the plans offered. The price may vary according to the plan you have selected. If you qualify for this scheme, you will receive a discount of at least S$30 from the usual price.