Even being the territorial domain of Western Samoa, the .WS extension is interpreted by many as the abbreviation of the word "Web Site", but it was created in year 1995 as an abbreviation of Western Samoa. It's currently being operated by SamoaNIC.
Rates and features
|Registration||23,95 €||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Renewal||23,95 €||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Transfer||23,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Domain length:||2 - 63 characters|
|Transfer system:||The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year|
Extension rules .ws
.ws domain life cycle
Permitted characters / IDN
.ws domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
IDN characters are permitted in .ws domains.
Permitted IDN character table for .ws domains
An Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is a domain name that can contain non ASCII characters.
- Hyphen (-)
- Digits (0-9)
- Characters (a-z)
|Character||Unicode||HTML Code||HTML Number||Unicode Table|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS|
IDN domains don't permit to mix different Scripts or character sets (for example, Latin, Greek or Cyrillic).
But it's possible to use different character tables for a same script.
- The Latin Script permits the use of characters of Latin-1 supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, etc.. tables.
- The Greek Script permits to combine characters of the Greek, Greek Extended, etc.. tables, doesn't permit combine them with the normal latin characters (a-z), but permits the use of numbers or hyphens.
- Other script types have their own corresponding tables.
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.ws domain registrations are immediate.
To be able to complete .WS domain transfers you'll need your current registrar to give you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key, with it you'll be able to verify your domain's ownership.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars allow to accept transfers manually, contact your current registrar and find out if they offer this service, in this case the transfer will complete the same day.
The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year
You can renew your .WS domain at any moment, this process can take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.
It's possible to ask for the cancellation of your .WS domain, you'll have to do it opening a ticket (support area). Please note the domain cancellation involves no refund of the domain registration fee.
DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
Domain owner change
.WS domains permit automatic owner changes, you'll be able to change this data from your client area.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .WS don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a Website.WS accredited registrar.
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