What domain extension is this?
.WS is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Western Samoa.
What are the requirements & restrictions for this domain extension?
There are no restrictions on who can register a .WS domain name. Any individual or organization from any country can register for a .WS domain.
What kind of domain extension does WebNIC offer?
WebNIC currently only offer .WS
What document is required for this domain extension?
What is the length limitation for this domain extension?
Minimum 4 / Maximum 63 characters.
What is the terms of registration?
1 to 10 years.
Can I delete a domain after registered?
You are allowed to delete the domain after registered, however registration fee is not refundable.
What is the terms of renewal?
1 to 10 years.
How does the Domain Life Cycle work for this domain extension?
After a .WS domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:
Redemption Grace Period
If partner did not renew or restore the domain name, it will be released for public re-registration approximately 60 days from the domain expiration date. Please note that domain re-registration is based on first-come, first-serve basis.
What is the procedure for transferring the domain registrar under this domain extension?
Partners are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .WS domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.
What is the procedure for transferring the domain reseller under this domain extension?
Partners are allowed to initiate reseller transfer for .WS domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.
Please refer to Reseller Transfer for more detail information
Does WebNIC provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for this domain extension?
Yes, WebNIC does provide IDN.ws domain name.
Reseller can refer to reseller panel register domain to find out what language is providing.