Last modified on 22 July 2014, at 20:06

.sx

.sx
Introduced 2010
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry SX Registry SA B.V.
Sponsor SX Registry SA B.V.
Intended use Open Registry
Actual use Gets some use
Registration restrictions Local presence on the island is not required
Dispute policies http://www.dotsx.org/pdf/UDRP.pdf
Website http://registry.sx/

.sx is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for Sint Maarten.

Sint Maarten became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010. On December 15, 2010, the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency allocated SX as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Sint Maarten.[1]

The sx top-level domain is managed by SX Registry SA, contracting technical operations to OpenRegistry.com with centers in Canada and Luxembourg. Registrars of sx domains must be accredited by the registry.

After an initial sunrise period to claim trademarked names, and registration periods for local priority, and landrush assignments[2] the registry opened general availability registrations to the public on 15 November 2012.[3] A local presence is not required of domain name registrants.

Registration phasesEdit

  • Grandfather period to protect Sint Maarten holders of AN domain names ended May 2, 2012.
  • Sunrise period to protect trademark holders was conducted from May 3 to July 4, 2012.
  • Local Sint Maarten corporate and personal priority periods were from July 5 to September 4, 2012.
  • Landrush period was from September 5 to October 4, 2012.
  • General availability period during which anyone may register a SX domain name started November 15, 2012[3]

Notable usesEdit

  • On 30 April 2013, The Pirate Bay switched to an .sx domain.[4]
  • livetv.sx (formerly livetv.ru)

See alsoEdit

  • .nl, ccTLD for the Netherlands
  • .aw, ccTLD for Aruba
  • .an, ccTLD for the former Netherlands Antilles
  • .mf, the ccTLD proposed for the Saint Martin, the French side of the island.

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