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What name can I register?

Anybody in the world is able to register a .st domain. Although, the .st is the country code top level domain for Sao Tome and Principe, any corporation or individual in the world can register a domain name ending with .st.The global consensus of the use of ST domains varies - e.g. .ST used for street address, words ending with .ST or as a new standard for registering telephone numbers as domain names. Those and similar interpretations of .ST is already well established among thousands of users all over the world and we see no reason to change this in the future. There are special domains that are reserved. The reserved address space maintains the integrity of the .ST domain on a specific country basis for residents of Sao Tome and Principe. The purpose is also to establish a solid framework for any future use of the ST top-level domain for Sao Tome and Principe.

Which specific .ST addresses are reserved?

GOV.ST (Government of Säo Tome' and Principe)
SAOTOME.ST (Island of Säo Tome')
PRINCIPE.ST (Island of Principe)
CONSULADO.ST (Säo Tome' and Principe consulates)
EMBAIXADA.ST (Säo Tome' cpr144449003101 and Principe embassys)

One characters A-Z are reserved (Please note that figures are not reserved). A small number of addresses are also reserved for the international duty free zone in Sao Tome. Certain addresses originating before June 11, 1999 could collide with the policy of reserved address space.

By applying to register a domain name, or by asking us to maintain or renew a domain name registration, you therefore represent and warrant us that:

  1. The statement that you made in the registration process are complete and accurate and that you will maintain and update this information as needed to keep it current, complete and accurate.
  2. To your knowledge, the registration of domain name will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party according to the laws of Sao Tome and Principe or any other applicable jurisdiction.
  3. You are not registering the domain name for an unlawful purpose.
4.You will not knowingly use the domain name or any other connected service in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including, but not limited the sending of unsolicited bulk E-mail ("spamming"), flooding, or other abuse of free search engine services. 5.Please bear in mind that it is solely your own responsibility to determine whether your domain name registration infringes or violates someone else's rights. 6.You are not registering the domain for unsolicited email (spam) and you are not registering the name for marketing of adult content (porn) or gambling activities. Please note that .ST Registry is not responsible for the content - nor do we actively monitor content - but that we can remove domains without warning and refund.