Domain name is the name by which you or your business will be known on the World Wide Web. Even if you don't have a website up yet, it is often a good idea to register your domain to avoid someone else getting and using the name that you want. You need a domain so that people who use the Internet can find your site on the World Wide Web.
Three of the most popular level domains are .com.sg, .net.sg, and .org.sg. By far the most sought after is the .com.sg domain name. The .com.sg and .net.sg levels are usually associated with commercial sites and the .org.sg is usually associated with non-profit organizations. A good .com.sg name associated with a business gives it a good presence on the net and provides a sense of professionalism.
How should you name your domain?
Try to register a domain which contains a popular keyword applicable for your industry. This will help your customers remember your domain name better. Furthermore, for searches conducted in Yahoo!, a higher ranking will be given to those web sites which contain the keywords in the title.
Don't make your primary domain too long. Even though you can use up tp 67 character for your domain, your customer may not remember your domain name.
Always use ".com.sg". If yours is a serious business site. You can consider registering a ".net.sg" domain, most people are familiar with ".com.sg".
For commercial entities which are either registered or are about to be registered with the Registry of Companies and Businesses, the Trade Development Board or any professional body.
A foreign company which is not registered in Singapore may apply for domain name in this category if it has an agent in Singapore, or may request IP Mirror to act as such agent. The foreign company is required to duly authorized the agent in writing to apply for the registration of the domain name.
For network providers in Singapore. Registrants must possess a valid licence issued by Info-Communications Development Authority (IDA).
For non-profit organizations. Registrants must be registered or are about to be registered with the Registry of Societies, and other non-profit organizations.
For educational institutions registered with Ministry of Education, Singapore <http://www.moe.gov.sg
For individuals who want to have their own websites. Registrant must be Singaporean citizen or permanent resident above 21 years. Registrant below the age of 21 may apply with consent from parents or guardian.
This category is open for all with a valid Singapore postal address. A foreign applicant may apply for a domain name in this category provided
that it appoints a local agent having a valid Singapore postal address as the