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For the .sh file extension type, see Bourne shell.
NIC.SH -- .SH Domain Registry
Introduced 1997
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC.SH (run by Internet Computer Bureau)
Sponsor Government of Saint Helena
Intended use Entities connected with Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Actual use Various uses; a few sites actually on Saint Helena but most elsewhere
Registration restrictions 2nd-level registrant must have professional or academic qualification (apparently not actually enforced); 3rd level registrant must be resident on Saint Helena
Structure Registrations are taken directly at the second level or at third level beneath various 2nd-level labels
Documents Terms & Conditions; Rules
Dispute policies Dispute Resolution Policy
Website NIC.SH

.sh is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Registrations of internationalized domain names are also accepted.[1]

Second level domains[edit]

There are seven second level domains:

  • co.sh: commercial entities
  • com.sh: commercial entities
  • org.sh: non-profit organizations
  • gov.sh: government departments and agencies
  • edu.sh: educational institutions
  • net.sh: network service providers
  • nom.sh: non-island Internet sites

Top level domains[edit]

Members of DeviantArt are able to go to their 'stash'; a service where digital media can be uploaded to, stored and published.[2] The DeviantArt 'stash' uses the .sh top level domain: 'sta.sh'.

Another domain that uses .sh is the sharing service Puu.sh.

Since the .sh extension is also used by Unix shell scripts, this domain has been used for websites about command-line interface programs as e.g. Homebrew.

SH is the official abbreviation for the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the .sh domain is used for some quasi-governmental sites like nah.sh, a public transportation site.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ .SH IDN Policy, NIC, Saint Helena.
  2. ^ "What is Sta.sh?". DeviantArt. DeviantArt. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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