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Domain sx logo.png
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistrySX Registry SA B.V. (operated by Canadian Internet Registration Authority)
SponsorSX Registry SA B.V.
Intended useEntities connected with  Sint Maarten and for others
Actual useGets some use in Sint Maarten. Popular in domain hacks.
Registration restrictionsLocal presence on the island is not required
Dispute policieshttp://www.dotsx.org/pdf/UDRP.pdf[dead link]
Registry websitehttp://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 run on the CIRA Fury Registry Platform. 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 phases[edit]

  • 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ISO 3166-1 Newsletter VI-8 (2010-12-15): Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part), update of other territories and minor correction. 2010-12-15. Accessed 2011-02-12.
  2. ^ "Report on the Delegation of the .CW domain representing Curaçao to the University of the Netherlands Antilles, and transitional arrangements for the .AN domain representing the Netherlands Antilles". IANA. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b ".SX Domain Names Now Open to the World!". Registry.sx. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2012-12-04.

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