World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0030236667
Reproduction Date:

Title: .sx  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: .no, .mq, .zr, .cw, .kh
Collection: Communications in Sint Maarten, Country Code Top-Level Domains
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


.sx is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for Sint Maarten.

Sint Maarten became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010. On December 15, 2010, the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency allocated SX as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Sint Maarten.[1]

The sx top-level domain is managed by SX Registry SA, contracting technical operations to with centers in Canada and Luxembourg. Registrars of sx domains must be accredited by the registry.

After an initial sunrise period to claim trademarked names, and registration periods for local priority, and landrush assignments[2] the registry opened general availability registrations to the public on 15 November 2012.[3] A local presence is not required of domain name registrants.


  • Registration phases 1
  • Notable uses 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Registration phases

  • Grandfather period to protect Sint Maarten holders of AN domain names ended May 2, 2012.
  • Sunrise period to protect trademark holders was conducted from May 3 to July 4, 2012.
  • Local Sint Maarten corporate and personal priority periods were from July 5 to September 4, 2012.
  • Landrush period was from September 5 to October 4, 2012.
  • General availability period during which anyone may register a SX domain name started November 15, 2012[3]

Notable uses

  • On 30 April 2013, The Pirate Bay switched to an .sx domain.[4]
  • (formerly

See also

  • .nl, ccTLD for the Netherlands
  • .aw, ccTLD for Aruba
  • .an, ccTLD for the former Netherlands Antilles
  • .mf, the ccTLD proposed for the Saint Martin, the French side of the island.


  1. ^ ISO 3166-1 Newsletter VI-8 (2010-12-15): Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part), update of other territories and minor correction. 2010-12-15. Accessed 2011-02-12.
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^

External links

  • IANA .sx whois information
  • SX Registry
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.