|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Bahnhof ST Registry|
|Intended use||Entities connected with São Tomé and Príncipe|
|Actual use||Used in São Tomé and Príncipe, but marketed worldwide for various purposes|
|Structure||Registrations are made directly at the second level|
|Documents||Policy and rules|
|Dispute policies||The registry obeys court orders, and judges disputes themselves for a fee|
|Website||.ST domain registration|
Registrations are taken directly at the second level, but some names have been reserved for use in specialized third-level registrations (though not all of these are actually in use at present):
- nic.st: Official ST domain registry
- gov.st: Government of São Tomé and Príncipe
- saotome.st: Island of São Tomé
- principe.st: Island of Principe
- consulado.st: São Tomé and Príncipe consulates
- embaixada.st: São Tomé and Príncipe embassies
- org.st, edu.st, net.st, com.st, store.st, mil.st, co.st
The .st domain is being marketed as a general-use domain, with a number of meanings suggested including the abbreviation of "street", short for "Star Trek" and more. The .st domain is also commonly used to create domain names that spell words ending in st such as "[bur.st]".
The Smalltalk programming language community also has an affiliation with the .st extension referring to the Smalltalk programming language. Both "The World of Smalltalk" website (
www.world.st) as well as the Seaside (
www.seaside.st) web application framework use .st for their domain name.
The state of Styria, in Austria, has ST as its unofficial but common abbreviation. Therefore, the .st extension is used by some small businesses located in Styria, despite Austria's own .at. Also some registrations in South Tyrol, an autonomous, chiefly German-speaking Italian province, use the .st extension to abbreviate the German name of Südtirol in opposition to Italy's .it.
Washington Post URL shortener
The Washington Post uses .st as part of their domain
wapo.st. Their .st URL serves as a redirect which they use to lead readers to various articles on their site. This is most useful when the length of a URL counts, such as when tweeting an article. The Economist does the same, under
econ.st, while MapQuest uses the domain
mapq.st for its permanent links to specific maps.
There is limited usage of .st in Stockholm, Sweden, by smaller businesses and private people.
- World.st: The World Of Smalltalk - A collection of Smalltalk-related information
- Seaside.st: Seaside Web Application Framework
- IANA .st whois information
- domain registration website for .st domains