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Introduced9 May 1997
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryVCS (Pty) Limited
SponsorVCS (Pty) Limited
Intended useEntities connected with  Seychelles
Actual useUsed for a random assortment of sites, some related to Seychelles; was once marketed as domain for Scotland
Used by SoundCloud
Registration restrictionsPriority given to Seychelles-based entities; varying restrictions for different third-level registrations
StructureRegistrations are directly at second level or at third level beneath various second-level names
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry websitenic.sc

.sc is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Seychelles. The TLD was marketed to businesses in Scotland and the U.S. state of South Carolina, however, the domains are subject to Seychelles registry rules. While SCregistrars, a company which marketed .sc domains to a target audience of Scottish sites, has since closed down[1] the .sc extension remains available through the Afilias Global platform via various well-known registrars internationally for direct registration at second-level.

Domain hacks[edit]

The domain has also been used for domain hacks, such as by the website SoundCloud (due to its initials "SC"). For example, "exit.sc" was a domain set up by SoundCloud for tracking traffic leaving its website.

Third-level domains[edit]

  • com.sc: commercial, for-profit organizations
  • net.sc: network infrastructure machines and organizations
  • edu.sc: educational institutions
  • gov.sc: governmental institutions
  • org.sc: miscellaneous, usually non-profit, organizations

Notes and references[edit]

See also[edit]

  • .scot – Top-level Internet domain for Scotland

External links[edit]