All new businesses and companies registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) via its BizFile system, will save at least S$30 for the first year of registration for one domain name ending with ".com.sg" or ".sg".
It is easy to reserve a domain name!
After you have registered a business (including limited liability partnership and limited partnership) or company in Singapore with ACRA via its BizFile system, you can easily register a domain name (ending with ".com.sg" or ".sg") by selecting one of the registrars listed below to administer the registration or activation of your reserved name.
Helping you to better understand how to register your name with the special pricing of SME scheme, below is a step-by-step guide:
Review the Price Plan of participating registrars and select the plan that best meet your needs. As an add-on option, you may choose to add other services such as web hosting, web design or email services when you register your domain name with any of the participating registrars listed below.
You may login to Bizfile and select the Value-Added Service (VAS) page. Select the SGNIC logo to enter a page that allows you to check on availability of the .sg domain name of your choice. Select the available name of your choice, and click to reserve it. You may then click on the link of your selected registrar in list of participating registrars below, and provide the registrar with the following information to assist you with activation of your domain name under the SME scheme.
For businesses: ACRA Registration Number, date of incorporation and NRIC number of any of the business owners.
For companies: ACRA Registration Number, date of incorporation and NRIC number of any company shareholders or directors.
You may choose to reserve the domain name now but may want to activate or register it later. You have a maximum of 90 days reservation period from reservation to activating/registering your domain name. You can start using the domain name for your website or email once you have activated/registered it with the same registrar who reserved the name for you.
Please note that if you are unable to activate/register the reserved name by the 90 days reservation period, the name you have reserved will then be made available for others to reserve. Only one chance is allowed under this scheme, therefore you will not be able to reserve another name under the scheme if you have reserved but not activated the name.
List of participating registrars:
Dreamscape Networks International Pte Ltd
(Programme offered on Dreamscape's portal Vodien Internet Solutions Pte Ltd)
Tel: +65 6914 7888
Exabytes Network (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6727 2277
Vooju Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 3123 9791
Fax: (65) 6881 0309
Web Commerce Communications Limited
Tel: (603) 8996 6799
Fax: (603) 8996 8788
Click for Price Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who will qualify for the S$30 discount?
All business/company (entity) that are registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) can qualify for the discount on condition that they have not made a reservation or activated a reserved name under the SME scheme before. Also, important to note that the entity who has an expired reserved name under the scheme has disqualified itself from the scheme
A reserved name has a 90 days reservation period, therefore, it is important to activate the name before expiry. For example, if ABC Pte Ltd has reserved the name on 5 October 2019, they can enjoy the discount if their domain name is activated by 2 January 2020.
2. How do I reserve a domain name?
To reserve a domain name, please login to ACRA's Bizfile portal and select VAS page. Click on the SGNIC logo and you will be guided with instructions. Do note that you will be able to perform the following on Bizfile:
(a) First check if the domain name (ending with ".com.sg" or ".sg") you want is still available for reservation.
(b) If it is available, click for the name to reserve it.
Once you have reserved your domain name, you may choose to immediately "activate" the domain name or wait for a maximum of 90 days to "activate" your domain name with one of the participating registrars listed below on this page. Please also read Q10 on "If I have reserved a domain name, how do I activate the reserved domain name?"
3. Can I reserve more than one domain name?
No, you can reserve only one domain name for each entity registered with ACRA in Singapore.
4. Can I reserve a "org.sg" or "edu.sg" domain name?
Yes, you may register for "org.sg" and "edu.sg" subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. For information on eligibility criteria, please click this link.
5. How much does it cost to reserve a domain name?
No fee is charged for reserving a domain name (ending with "com.sg" or ".sg").
To use the domain name for website or for email, you will need to "activate" or register the reserved domain name with the registrar who reserved the name for you. Please also read Q9 on “If I have reserved a domain name, how do I activate the reserved domain name?" and Q12 on “How much do I have to pay to activate the reserved domain name?”
6. What happens after the reservation period?
Your reservation will lapse if no activation was made within the 90 days reservation period. You are not able to re-activate the reservation and your reserved domain name will be moved to the available pool of names for others to reserve or register on a first-come-first-served basis.
7. I have forgotten whether my reservation period has ended. What should I do?
Go to www.sgnic.sg and type the domain name in the “Whois” box found on the top right-hand corner. On the WHOIS result page, look for the “Expiration Date” for the ending date of reservation and the Domain Status will show that it is “Pending Activation”. You may approach the registrar who helped you to reserve the name to activate the reserved name.
8. Do I have to pay after the reservation period ends?
No, there will be no penalty payment for not activating your reserved domain name.
9. If I have reserved a domain name, how do I activate the reserved domain name?
To activate the domain name you have reserved, please approach one of the participating registrars listed below with the following documents/information:
(a) For Businesses: Your reserved domain name, ACRA Registration Number, date of incorporation, and the NRIC number of any of the business owners.
(b) For Companies: Your reserved domain name, ACRA Registration Number and the NRIC number of any company shareholders or directors.
Please also read Q13 on “How much do I have to pay to activate the reserved domain name?
10. I have forgotten the domain name that I have reserved. What should I do?
If you wish to activate your domain name, but you are unable to recall the domain name that you have reserved, please approach the registrar to help you query for the name with your business/company's ACRA registration number, date of incorporation, and NRIC number of the owner/shareholder/director.
Alternatively, you may also contact SGNIC hotline at (65) 6659 2534 or email email@example.com for more information. Please have the ACRA registration number, date of incorporation, and NRIC number of the owner/shareholder/director on hand to facilitate checking.
11. What if I want to change the reserved domain name?
Please approach the registrar you have selected from the list below and provide them with your ACRA Registration Number and the NRIC number of any of the owners/shareholder/director.
12. How much do I have to pay to activate the reserved domain name?
You can review the Price Plan of participating registrars and contact them directly to find out more about the plans offered. The price may vary according to the plan you have selected. If you qualify for this promotion, you will receive a discount of at least S$30 from the usual price.