.ws Domain Names

Registry: Global Domains International
Origin: Samoa or "WebSite"
Creation date: 1995

Description: .WS is the official ccTLD of Samoa, also used for "WebSite"

Whois: see http://www.website.ws/
(updated in real time)


.WS domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Global Domains International since March 2011
Price: see the .WS price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .WS domains are open to everyone
Syntax: from 4 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Subdomains: yes (com.ws, net.ws and org.ws)
Private registration: yes, with Gandi's Private Domain Registration service


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited", that it does not expire soon, that it was created/transfered at least 60 days prior the request. The transfer must be confirmed by email
Change of Ownership: available on our interface
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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