NEWS February 12,2106

Starting from February 12, 2016 Solomon Telekom Company Limited is pleased to announce the extending of .sb domain space place by allowing registrations directly at the ‘second-level’.

Shorter and easier to remember domain names can now be registered in the .sb Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).

The policy change will allow anybody to register yourname.sb in addition to current yourname.com.sb, org.sb, edu.sb.

The pricing and the requirements for registration will be the same as for the other zones. There is no requirement to have a local presence to be able to register the second level .SB domains.

Please be advised, until further notice all .sb domains (regardless of level) are treated as “applications”. Until manually reviewed and approved by the .sb NIC (Solomon Telekom) they will not be included in the zone. If an application is rejected the applicant will receive a full refund.

If you would like to become an accredited registrar please contact Solomon Telekom at workinggroup@sbnic.sb.

What if you are already a domain holder for .SB domain name ?

In order to ensure the policy change does not have negative implications for existing SB domain name holders, all registrants in the com.sb, org.sb, edu.sb or gov.sb version have been given a complimentary period to use their existing domain name at the second level without any payment. By way of example, for registrants of “name.com.sb” Telekom have created “name.sb”, as a courtesy, and delegated it to the same servers as name.com.sb.

In a few cases there may have been different registrants for the same string under com.sb /net.sb / org, where there was a “collision” of this sort a preference was given the Registrant that registered first or to a Solomon Islands entity. The expiry date of the new second level domains matches the expiry date of the third level domains. After the expiry date, the Registrants will need to decide if they would like to like to keep the second level variant.