.SC Domain Names
What is a .SC domain?
The .SC domain is the ccTLD (country code top level domain) for Seychelles. Located in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is an archipelago northeast of Madagascar. This island nation is made up of 155 tropical islands, some granite and some coral. The majority of these islands are uninhabited. About 90% of the population (82,247) live on Mahé, 9% on Praslin and La Digue. Around one third of the land area is the island of Mahé and a further third that of Aldabra. All combined, the land area is 165 square miles, about two and a half times the size of Washington D.C. About 92% of the population speaks Creole, although English is the official language, which is only spoken by approximately 5% of the people.
Why should I register a .SC domain name?
Although there are many websites associated with Seychelles, the domain is beginning to broaden, encompassing many other types of sites. The domain is becoming more and more popular among other locals. Many websites associated with Scotland and South Carolina have started to use the .SC domain.
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 compactdi.SC or mollu.SC.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .SC?
No. There are no restrictions for registering a .SC domain at the second level. However, there are varying restrictions for third level domain names, and priority is given to Seychelles-based entities.