.st

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.st
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Introduced7 November 1997
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryBahnhof ST Registry
SponsorTecnisys
Intended useEntities connected with  São Tomé and Príncipe
Actual useUsed in São Tomé and Príncipe, but marketed worldwide for various purposes
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations are made directly at the second level
DocumentsTerms and Conditions
Dispute policiesThe registry obeys court orders, and judges disputes themselves for a fee
Registry website.ST registry

.st is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for São Tomé and Príncipe. The code is marketed worldwide as an abbreviation for various entities.

Second-level domains[edit]

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):[1][additional citation(s) needed]

Other uses[edit]

The .st domain is being marketed as a general-use domain, with a number of meanings suggested, including the abbreviation of "street", "state", 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. It is used for URL shortening domains like The Washington Post's wapo.st, and PlayStation's play.st.

Smalltalk[edit]

The Smalltalk programming language uses the .st extension, and several websites about it use the .st domain.

Styria[edit]

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.[2]

South Tyrol[edit]

Also some registrations in South Tyrol, an autonomous, chiefly German-speaking Italian province, use the .st extension to abbreviate Südtirol, its German name.

Stockholm[edit]

There is limited usage of .st in Stockholm, Sweden, by smaller businesses and private people. Falck Emergency in Stockholm uses[when?] .st for all their employees in the ambulance service of the Swedish capital Stockholm. Since 2018 the city has its own top level domain, .stockholm.[3]

Telstra[edit]

Australia's Telstra, uses tel.st as a shortcut to its main website. The shortcut is occasionally used for marketing purposes.

Australia Post[edit]

Australia Post uses mypo.st as a shortcut to its site when sending SMS alerts.

Washington Post[edit]

The U.S. newspaper The Washington Post uses wapo.st (along with wapo.com) as a shortcut redirect to their main URL washingtonpost.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terms and Conditions". .ST registry. Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  2. ^ "Servus company in Styria using .st TLD". Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  3. ^ "nic.stockholm" (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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