SGNIC are releasing a limited number of premium .SG domain names. The domain names will be available by application at a Base Price ranging from SG$600 to $20,000. If the name has multiple applications, it will be allocated to the applicant with the highest bid.
Details of the launch can be found in the following documents:
- Application Guidelines for Premium Domain Names
- List of Premium Domain Names for Application
- Milestones for Premium Domain Name Application
SGNIC have provided an FAQ on the premium domain name allocation:
1. What are Premium Domain Names (“PDNs”)?
Premium domain names (“PDNs”) are names that are limited in quantity and command a higher value than non-premium domain names. It consists of:
(a) Single character domain names (“SCDNs”), i.e. a name which is made up of a single alphabet, with a Base Price of $20,000. For example, A, B, C, ……X, Y, Z; and
(b) Numeric domain names (“NDNs”) i.e. a name which is made up of:
(i) All single digits. For example, 0, 1, 2 ……9. These are classified as NDN(Platinum) with a Base Price of $20,000;
(ii) All 2 digits. For example, 00, ……99. These are classified as NDN(Golden) with a Base Price of $1,000;
(iii) All 3 and 4 digits. These are classified as either NDN(Golden) or NDN(Silver) depending on the combination. The Base Price of a NDN(Silver) is $600; or
(iv) Selected 5 to 11 digits, which are classified as either NDN(Golden) or NDN(Silver) depending on the combination.
2. The PDNs that I wanted is not released for bidding. When will SGNIC release them for bidding?
If there are sufficient demand for the PDNs, SGNIC will release them for bidding. You can indicate your interest by emailing the specific PDNs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. How frequent will the PDNs be released for bidding?
The PDNs will be released for bidding on a quarterly basis if there are sufficient demands to warrant a release.
4. In the event that two or more applications are received for the same PDN and I am not successful in bidding for the PDN, will the Base Price be refunded to me?
Yes, SGNIC will refund the Base Price to all unsuccessful applicants.
5. Can I submit a scanned copy of the Priority Claim Form to SGNIC Accredited Registrars?
Yes, you can either submit the original or a scanned copy of the Priority Claim Form.
To apply for your .SG Premium Domain Name, check out Asia Registry, part of the instra group, an SGNIC accredited registrar here.