.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.
*.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!
International .WS Domains
Looking for an internationalized domain name (IDN)? .WS also stands for WorldSite and .WS domains have recently become known as a great option for IDNs. Unlike many TLDs, the .WS domain supports all languages of the world, allowing anyone to buy .WS domains in their native language. Use our IDN search to buy the right international .WS domain for you!
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.
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.
"Although .WS stands for Western Samoa, the country has actually been known as simply Samoa since 1997."
.WS Domain Pricing
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.WS Domain Information
|Usage||WebSites & WorldSites|
|Renewal Grace Period||40 Days|
|Deletion Grace Period||5 Days|
|Registry||Global Domains International|
|Registration Cost (1 year)||$7.99|
|Registration Cost for 1 Character Domain (1 year)||$49500.00|
|Registration Cost for 2 Character Domain (1 year)||$990.00|
|Registration Cost for 3 Character Domain (1 year)||$495.00|
|Renewal Cost (1 year)||$16.99|
|Renewal Cost for 1 Character Domain (1 year)||$49500.00|
|Renewal Cost for 2 Character Domain (1 year)||$990.00|
|Renewal Cost for 3 Character Domain (1 year)||$495.00|
|Transfer Cost for 1 Character Domain||$49500.00|
|Transfer Cost for 2 Character Domain||$990.00|
|Transfer Cost for 3 Character Domain||$495.00|
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