.GS Domain Names
What is a .GS domain?
The .GS domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This area is part of the the United Kingdom's overseas territory, but is also claimed by Argentina. Located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, east of the tip of South America, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands include Shag Rocks, Black Rock, Clerke Rocks, South Georgia Island, Bird Island, and the South Sandwich Islands, which consist of 11 islands. The combined area of these islands is 1,507 square miles, an area slightly larger than Rhode Island. The islands have do not have an indigenous population. There was a small military post on South Georgia that withdrew in March of 2001. They were replaced by a permanent group of scientists from the British Antarctic Survey, which also has a biological station on Bird Island. The South Sandwich Islands are still uninhabited.
Why should i register a .GS domain name?
Although there are many domains registered by entities associated with South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, it is mostly used by entities not connected with these islands. The .GS domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Local domain names give your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting the local Islander market, you can maximize your company's revenues.
Safeguarding your personal identity is crucial today. This should be the same for your online identity, as well as that of your trademark. When it comes to business, protecting you assets is critical; that includes everything from your bankroll to your domains. If you fail to register your name in country code TLDs, it is only a matter of time before someone else does. Attempting to procure a domain after it is registered is much more labor-intensive than being the first to obtain it. Ensure that your competitors do not purchase your trademark, and register it yourself.
The draw of ccTLDs also includes registering short domains. Finding this type of domain in more common extensions such as .COM or .NET is a modern day treasure hunt. The possibility of acquiring a domain with a common or short word is much greater in ccTLDs because they are still growing. Domain hacks offer an additional attraction to ccTLDs. Due to their short extensions, it is easy to create domains such as belongin.GS, uprisin.GS, and lifesavin.GS.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .GS?
There are no restrictions for registering a top level .GS domain. Registration for these domains is open to anyone, similar to .COM, .NET, or .ORG.