.SB Domain Names
What is a .SB domain?
The .SB domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for the Solomon Islands. Located in Oceania, the Solomon Islands are a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea. The Solomon Islands are made up of more than 990 different islands. All combined, they cover 10,985 square miles, an area slightly smaller than Maryland. They are inhabited by 581,318 people according to the July 2008 census. The official language is English although it is only spoken by 1-2% of the population. Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca, or language systematically used to communicate between persons not sharing a mother tongue. Aside from these, there are an additional 120 indigenous languages spoken.
Why should I register a .SB domain name?
A great majority of the domains registered under the .SB ccTLD are by entities associated with the Solomon Islands. The .SB domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in the Solomon Islands. Local domain names give your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting this local market, you can maximize your company's revenues.
Protecting your identity is crucial. That is true for your personal identity as well as your online identity. Safeguarding your assets is non-negotiable in today’s world. By registering your trademark in ccTLDs, you are taking one more step toward protecting your business. You have enough to worry about in business. Don’t let having your competitors acquire your name be one of them. By holding your trademark in ccTLDs, you will not have to concern yourself with attempting to acquire your name after someone else has registered it.
We all know that highly coveted domains are those that are short or have common words. These types of domains are almost impossible to acquire in heavily populated domains like .COM or .NET. However, the chances of finding your domain in a ccTLD are exponentially better. Because most ccTLDs are continuing to grow, it is easier to register short or keyword-rich domains.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .SB?
There are no restrictions under most second-level .SB names including COM.SB and NET.SB. However, there are others that have some restrictions including local presence.