.WS Domain Info
|Registration Period||1 Year|
|Multi-Year-Registration||up to 10 Years|
|Web Apps||» available|
|Restrictions||» Domain Guidelines|
|Restore||possible (» Pricelist)|
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Make a Great First Impression with the .WS Domain
Started in 1995, the .WS domain extension is the virtual home to Samoa. The country received this online abbreviation because it was formerly known as Western Samoa until 1962 when it gained independence from New Zealand. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the country is comprised primarily of two islands, Upolu and Savai'i. Today anyone within and beyond Samoa's borders is welcome to register a .WS domain.
Samoa Goes Online With the .WS Domain
Over the past forty years, Samoa has undergone a bit of an economic and cultural face lift. Today Samoa is a tourist destination and trading partner for other Asia-Pacific countries, especially Australia and New Zealand. Beyond tourism, cocoa and coconut farming and light industry are the major economic drivers. Any business owner looking to make a home online would do well to register a .WS domain name to promote their endeavors. After all, nothing says “Samoa” quite like the .WS suffix!
The .WS Extension Puts Samoa on the Map
To enhance trade convenience with APAC-region partners, Samoa switched all its roads to left-side driving in 2009, and moved its clocks to the west of the International Date Line in 2011, putting Samoan time just three hours ahead of Sydney, Australia. Despite these changes and ongoing economic and Internet development, .WS domain names more commonly used off the islands than on them. The .WS domain has been used by many international businesses as a way to connect with residents of the island and to show that they cater to the needs and interests of Samoans.
Free With Registration
|URL Forwarding:||Included (Free)|
|Email Forwarding:||Included (Free)|
|DNS Management:||Included (Free)|
|Web App Connection:||Included (Free)|