Premium Domain Name (PDN)

General

What are Premium Domain Names (“PDNs”)?

Premium domain names (“PDNs”) are names that are limited in quantity and command a higher value than normal domain names. They consist of:

  1. Up to three digits numeric domain names (“NDNs”) i.e. a name which is made up of pure digits. The following premium fees applies:
    i)  All single digits. For example, 0, 1, 2 ……9.  These names come with a one-time premium fee of $20,000;
    ii) All 2 and 3 digits. For example, 00, ……999. names come with a one-time premium fee of $500;
  2. Single character ASCII domain names i.e. a name which is made up of a single letter in the alphabet. For example, A, B, C, ……X, Y, Z.  These names come with one-time premium fee of S$20,000.  This is available from 1st October 2019.

  3. Single character Chinese domain names, i.e. a name which is made up of a single Chinese character.  This is not available currently.

Do note that the prevailing Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applied to the above premium fees.

In addition to the above premium fee, normal domain name registration fee and any other admin fee will still be payable to your registrar. These registration and admin fees vary with each registrar, it is advisable to check with your preferred registrar for their rates.

What extensions of PDNs may I apply for?

PDNs can be applied for the extensions of .sg, com.sg, org.sg, net.sg, edu.sg and per.sg.

How do I apply for any of these PDNs?

You may apply for any available PDNs with our accredited registrars.  These names are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  The names applied will be subjected to check on eligibility for some extensions. You will be informed if supporting documents for extensions such as com.sg, org.sg, edu.sg and etc, are required, or if you are unsuccessful for the application.

Prior to applying for a PDN, you should check SGNIC’s Rules of Registration to determine if you are eligible for the category of interest before submitting the application.

What is the application process?

See below a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a PDN:

Step 1:

Go to any SGNIC accredited registrar and check for the availability of the name you want using their portal.  Choose the extension as well.  You have a choice of 6 extensions to select (Refer to question 2).

Step 2:

If the name and extension you want is available, you may apply with the same registrar by registering your request** according to the instruction given on the registrar’s portal.

Prior to applying for a PDN via SGNIC’s registry system, you should check SGNIC’s Rules of Registration to determine whether if you are eligible for the category of interest before submitting the application.

**NOTE: the available name applied is not assigned to you as yet at this stage.

Step 3:

Proof of eligibility is required if you apply for com.sg, org.sg, edu.sg, net.sg and per.sg. The proof is required due to the registration rules for each of the extension.  To understand the registration rule, please click here.

Registrar will reply you in a few days (according to each registrar’s service delivery period) on the acceptance of your eligibility proof and/or your application. The registrar will then collect the premium fee required which is $20,000 plus the prevailing GST  or $500 plus the prevailing GST. Registrar will submit the payment to SGNIC.

Should the application fail at any point in the process, the premium fee will be refunded through the registrar. 

Step 4:

For a successful application, registrar will inform you on the assignment of the name a few days later (according to each registrar’s service delivery period).

From this point, SGNIC’s WHOIS (domain registration information) will show the details of your registration.

Is the premium fee collected at renewal of names?

Premium fee is for first-time registration only.  Renewal of the PDN will be at registrar’s prevailing renewal fee.