Internet users in Singapore will soon be able to create their personal space on the Internet with email addresses and web site addresses that reflect their personal identity. The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd will introduce a new domain name category under the .SG domain name...
Singapore, 12 April 2000 | For Immediate Release
Internet users in Singapore will soon be able to create their personal space on the Internet with email addresses and web site addresses that reflect their personal identity. The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd will introduce a new domain name category under the .SG domain name space. The PER.SG domain name category will be used to represent individual persons on the Internet.
To be activated on 1 May 2000, the PER.SG name space opens an entirely new field for local Internet users. Previously only organisations (companies, societies etc) are allowed to register for domain name in the COM.SG and ORG.SG categories. Now with the PER.SG name space, individual Internet users can establish their own territory on the Internet.
The creation of this new domain name category is in line with IDA's initiative to dot-com the people sector. This is also the result of SGNIC accessing the needs of the local Internet community, which has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and is now ready to make use of the personal domain name space.
The PER.SG name space allows the Internet user to have email address and web site address such as firstname.lastname@example.org and www.personname.per.sg. This form of addressing will be much more convenient and much easier to remember.
To date, eight SGNIC registration agents have indicated readiness to accept PER.SG registration. SGNIC will continue to work with more agents to incorporate the registration of PER.SG in their products and services offering for the individual consumers. For a list of the agents, please visit the SGNIC web site at www.sgnic.sg.
Please refer to FAQs on PER.SG Domain Name Category.
The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd is the domain name registry for the .SG country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). As the .SG domain registry, SGNIC administers the Internet domain name space under .SG and is responsible for assigning domain names that end with .SG.
SGNIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Its Board of Directors comprises representatives from organisations involved with the provision of Internet services in Singapore. These include the IDA and Internet Access Service Providers - Pacific Internet, SingNet and StarHub Internet.
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is a dynamic organisation with an integrated perspective to developing, promoting and regulating info-communications in Singapore. In the fast-changing and converging spheres of telecommunications, information and media technologies, IDA will be the catalyst for change and growth in Singapore's evolution into a vibrant global info-communications technology centre. For more information, please visit www.ida.gov.sg.
For media clarification, please contact:
Ms Dulcie Chan
Manager, Corporate Communication
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Tel: (65) 6322-1999
Fax: (65) 6779-5340
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for PER.SG Domain Name Category
1. What is the PER.SG domain name category and how is this category different from the COM.SG and ORG.SG domain name?
The PER.SG domain name category caters to individual person while the COM.SG and ORG.SG domain name categories are reserved for organisations such as companies or societies.
2. Who can apply for a PER.SG domain name?
Application is open to all Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
3. How do I apply for a PER.SG domain name?
Application is available through any of the SGNIC Registration Agents. The Registration Agents may incorporate the registration of the PER.SG domain name as part of their products and services offerings. You can visit http://www.nic.net.sg/persgagents.html for a list of the Registration Agents.
4. How do I know which domain name is taken up?
You can check the availability of a domain name with any of the SGNIC Registration Agents.
5. If the domain name I wish to register for is taken what can I do?
Domain names are registered on a first come first served basis. If the domain name you want is taken, it is not available anymore, unless the current registrant terminates the service and free up the domain name. You may register for an alternative domain name in this case.
6. Can a person register another person's name as a PER.SG domain name? For example, can Mr Stephen Chong register for the domain name michaelng.per.sg?
This is not allowed, the Registration Agents will not approve such applications.
7. If I want to switch Internet Access Service Provider (IASP) can I still retain my domain name?
You can retain your domain name with your Registration Agent even if you switch Internet Access Service Provider (IASP). However, if you wish to switch Registration Agents, you must inform both the existing and the new Registration Agent so that the necessary arrangements are made to transfer your PER.SG domain name.
8. Do I have to pay for the registration of a domain name?
The Registration Agents may charge a fee for your registration as part of their products and services offerings. The Registration Agents are free to determine the amount they wish to charge.
9. Will there be an annual subscription fee I have to pay?
The Registration Agents may charge an administrative fee for maintaining your domain name. The Registration Agents are free to determine the amount they wish to charge.
10. How long can I keep the domain name?
You may keep the domain name as long as you fulfil the terms and conditions imposed by your Registration Agent for their services.