.WS - Your WebSite & WorldSite

On Sale $7.99/year*

About the .WS Domain

The .WS domain is easy to remember because .WS stands for website! Although the .WS domain was originally only available as country code (ccTLD) of Western Samoa, in 2000 it became globally available to be registered just like a .COM or a .NET. .WS domains are a great alternative because you are more likely to find the domain name you really want for your website.

Using the .WS domain extension at the end of your domain name can create a domain hack. There are many words ending in ws that you can use to create a fun .WS domain hack such as ne.ws, sho.ws, bre.ws, and even me.ow. All you need to do is get creative. You can even buy your .WS domain hack to use as your custom short link - .WS is great for businesses involved in news, shows, and beer! Unlike many top-level domains (TLDs), you can buy .WS domains with only 2 characters. See our blog post about the benefits of a custom short link and find out how to get started with one of your own.

Protect Your Brand with a .WS Domain

We recommend you buy .WS to protect your brand. If you don't buy it, someone else will and it is much more difficult and expensive to get a domain once it is already owned. If you don't want to set up a separate website, you can simply use your .WS domain to redirect traffic back to your main website.

Is your .WS website your main one? Consider buying your .WS domain name in other TLDs that make sense for your website. Then don't forget to buy common misspellings of your .WS domain name to catch that traffic and redirect it back to your main .WS website with our free domain forwarding.

International .WS Domains

Looking for an internationalized domain name (IDN)? The .WS domain supports all languages. Use our IDN search to find the right international .WS domain now! Since .WS also stands for WorldSite, .WS domains have recently become known as a great option for IDNs. Unlike many TLDs, .WS domains allow anyone the option to buy a .WS in their native language.



The .WS team believes "IDNs are creating an opportunity for everyone in the world, regardless of language or location, to be able to access the Internet in their native language."

While domain names such as insurance.com have taken for many years, you can still find such names in Chinese, Japanese, and many other languages with international .WS domains. Domains like these could bring large returns as the global domain market expands. Keep in mind that only 10% of the world's population are native English speakers, making international .WS domains a big opportunity.

*.WS Sale Information

Take advantage of our $7.99 .WS sale on now! Our $7.99 .WS sale pricing is for 1 year registrations and ends 12/31/14 23:59 PST. No coupon code is necessary; simply search for and register .WS for less!

About Western Samoa, Home of the .WS Domain

Western Samoa is officially known as the Independent State of Samoa. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean and encompasses the western part of the Samoan Islands, separate from its neighbor, American Samoa, which is a US territory. Western Samoa's total area is just over 1,000 square miles (approximately 2,800 square km) and its population is 179,000. The official spoken languages are Samoan and English.

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.WS Domain Pricing

Regular Pricing


Year(s) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Register $7.99 $24.98 $41.97 $58.96 $75.95 $92.94 $109.93 $126.92 $143.91 $160.90
Renew $16.99 $33.98 $50.97 $67.96 $84.95 $101.94 $118.93 $135.92 $152.91 $169.90
Transfer $16.99 $33.98 $50.97 $67.96 $84.95 $101.94 $118.93 $135.92 $152.91 $169.90

Bulk Pricing


Year(s) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Register $6.99 $22.98 $38.97 $54.96 $70.95 $86.94 $102.93 $118.92 $134.91 $150.90
Renew $15.99 $31.98 $47.97 $63.96 $79.95 $95.94 $111.93 $127.92 $143.91 $159.90
Transfer $15.99 $31.98 $47.97 $63.96 $79.95 $95.94 $111.93 $127.92 $143.91 $159.90

Super Bulk Pricing


Year(s) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Register $6.75 $22.50 $38.25 $54.00 $69.75 $85.50 $101.25 $117.00 $132.75 $148.50
Renew $15.75 $31.50 $47.25 $63.00 $78.75 $94.50 $110.25 $126.00 $141.75 $157.50
Transfer $15.75 $31.50 $47.25 $63.00 $78.75 $94.50 $110.25 $126.00 $141.75 $157.50

.WS Domain Information

Tld WS
Introduced 1995
Usage WebSites & WorldSites
Renewal Grace Period 40 Days
Deletion Grace Period 5  Days
Privacy Allowed Yes
IDN Supported Yes
DNSSEC Supported No
Type Country
Restrictions None
Registry Global Domains International
Wikipedia Entry wiki
Registration Cost (1 year) $7.99
Renewal Cost (1 year) $16.99
Transfer Cost $16.99
Restore Allowed Yes

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