.st domain names


.ST is the official extension of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • LiveDNS nameservers Anycast + DNSSEC
  • 10,000 aliases and forwarding addresses

Why .st?

Why choose a .st domain name?

The official domain ending for São Tomé and Príncipe, a country located on an archipelago off the Atlantic Coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, the .st domain name is also used beyond its borders and outside of Africa. Many websites use the "st" in .st to stand for "street."

A .st domain ending provides access to new markets

This domain ending is very popular with businesses around the world who target an English-speaking market, particularly because it's especially well suited for creating "domain hacks," when the domain ending is used as part of a longer word or phrase in the domain name, like "fir.st" or "la.st." There are abundant English-language words ending in -st but this kind of play on words can be done in other languages, too. Another advantage of .st is that it's easy to remember, regardless of the geographic region.

Cultivate your business's online identity with a .st domain name

Relatively common, .st has gained the trust of internet users and helps you rank well in search engine results. You can sustainably promote your business online while choosing the domain name you want.

.st domain prices



per year
  • From 1 to 10 years



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 40 days after the domain's expiration date - €24.99
Pricing Options Prices for France, taxes excluded, in € (EUR)

Other prices and periods


30 days after the late renewal period


the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change


Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .st domain names

Creation date

Related Contract

View the .st contract

.ST domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited for .ST since June 2017

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .ST domain names are open to everyone
Syntax: from 1 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place), 1 and 2 character domain names are premium
IDN: no
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: not provided by Gandi


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 40 days following the expiration date
Disputes: dispute policy
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, does not expire soon, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, the current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. Expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table. Attention during this period the .ST Registry may use the domain name for own purposes, sell it to a third party through auctions or any other way. It means that you do not have any priority to recover the management of the domain name and it can be recover by a third party via an auction process for example

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