Brand Search is a 4-in-1 search feature in IPOS Go, which is a mobile app developed by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). Brand Search helps businesses conduct a quick search for similar business names, similar trade marks, available domain names, and available social media usernames before deciding on a suitable name for their brand. In particular, the domain name availability searches for .sg and .com.sg are provided in collaboration with SGNIC and alphanumeric searches are supported (non-English/Roman characters are not supported for now).
SGNIC, being the registry for .sg domain name, is here to help you check and find a suitable registrar to register your prefer domain name. You are able to quickly check and choose from an option of 7 different extensions of domain name for commercial usage. Each extension serves a different purpose for your brand name, for example, com.sg is widely used by companies and businesses in Singapore while .sg is an extension that can be registered by both individual as well as organisation. There is also a choice of using Chinese and Tamil words for your name (such as 我是.sg) as well as an option of character-based extensions of .新加坡 and .சிங்கப்பூர் (such as我是.新加坡 or Iam. 新加坡). These character-based extensions are currently not available for check on Brand Search, only on SGNIC website. To register a name, please note the registration requirement for each extension, read it here
You can check the availability of your preferred name in the “Whois” search box at the top right hand corner of this page. Be sure to put in your preferred name and the extension in the box provided. An example of how to input your search name is given below, put a dot between the name (eg SGNIC) and the extension (eg .SG) of your choice:
To register the available name of your choice, please select one of the accredited registrars