SG Domain Info

  • .sg, .com.sg are regulated by SG's local network, and registration require a local ID, and most required to register through a local domain registrar, except .sg is available directly from GoDaddy, which also have server in Singapore.
  • here is list of gov registered registrar in Singapore:

Which Local Registrar to Choose

https://www.vodien.com/ 2002 tons of local school, local Gov, local telcom clients 60 SGD
https://www.webnic.cc/ 2000 used by 24k.com.sg, tons of top domain option need reg to see
https://www.instra.com/ 1997 tons of 250 country domain option 75 SGD
https://www.exabytes.sg/ 2001 site look like godaddy 45 SGD
https://www.webvisions.com/ 1996 standard look 60 SGD
https://www.crazydomains.sg/ 2000 standard look 42 SGD
https://www.newmediaexpress.com/ 2003 standard look 51 SGD
https://www.uniteddomains.com/ 2010 many option but only .sg, no .com.sg 50 USD
https://www.safenames.net/ 2002 mix of branding and hosting need to reg to see
https://www.adicio.net no common pay,buy,check in their site need reg to see
http://www.cybersite.com.sg/ a bit low look 45 SGD
http://www.vooju.com/ 2003 unbelievably ancient look, like a 1990 site 45 SGD
http://domainregistration.com.sg site too low look for hosting company, pre as Top3Media 51 SGD
https://www.cscglobal.com more like a legal company than a service provide
https://www.markmonitor.com/ more like a branding company
https://www.key-systems.net/ site in foreign language
https://www.ipmirror.com/ site got barely any info

Which Foreign Registrar to Choose

https://www.namecheap.com/domains.aspx#domain_tab_pricing both ok, also tons of other TLD 45USD

SG domain transfer

  • those .sg ended domain is controlled within SG, thus not all domain hosting company can handle the transfer, they most likely be handled by SG registered hosting company
  • steps:
    • you need to reg a account in those SG hosting company for host the domain
    • get EPP passcode for the sg domain to transfer from old owner
    • apply sg domain transfer on your hosting account
    • then, old owner receive a email to confirm and approve the transfer (a bit difference than .com, as sg domain request must confirm or fail)
    • transfer done

Common Domain Price

  • domain price should refer to the renew price, since initial price offered is only for 1st year, renew price is actually price for rest each year
provider total privacy
godaddy 26 sgd zone file is free 26 sgd 13 sgd
aws com: 12 usd = 16.5 sgd
net: 11usd = 15 sgd
zone file is 0.5×12 usd = 8.2 sgd 24.7 sgd (com)
23.2 sgd (net)
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  • a hosted zone represents a collection of resource record sets that are managed together under a single domain name.

CN Domain

  • CN domain can be get from Aliyun (http://aliyun.com) or other China hosting service (China ID and AliPay or CN Bank pay method and CN phone number needed), or GoDaddy (China,HK,TW ID or SG id/passport/biz license or other as below needed, PNG file upload, jpg looks blur not sure why)
    • .cn is for personal and coop, (39 CNY)
    • .com.cn need more CN local company info
  • AWS can't get cn domain
  • for CN domain from GoDaddy, you need any of one category of info verification docs
  • You'll need to upload a copy of valid documentation in order to begin the real name validation process. To use your domain name, you must provide one of the following:
    • A valid resident ID, temporary resident ID, business license or organization code certificate from China.
    • A valid resident ID, driver’s license, passport or business license from Hong Kong or Macau.
    • A valid driver’s license, passport or business license from Singapore.
    • A valid resident ID, driver’s license or business license from Taiwan.
    • A valid driver’s license or passport from all other countries and regions.

您必须提供以下证件之一:

  • 中国境内的有效居民身份证、临时居民身份证、营业执照或组织机构代码证。
  • 香港或澳门的有效居民身份证、驾照、护照或营业执照。
  • 新加坡的有效驾照、护照或营业执照。
  • 台湾的有效居民身份证、驾照或营业执照。
  • 所有其他国家/地区的有效驾照或护照。
  • Buy the domain like normal CN domain
  • after purchase, choose the type of owner verification and upload the proof photo (PNG format in case not working)
  • after 2 days, you should get approved, and domain works as normal domain
  • download the domain e certificate with domain name and used contact number in owner contact number part