SGNIC

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SGNICLogo.PNG
Type: Private
Industry: Registry
Founded: October 1995
Ownership: Infocomm Media Development Authority
Headquarters: Singapore Network Information Centre Pte Ltd

10 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-01 Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117438

Country: Singapore
Email: dnq[at]sgnic.sg
Website: SGNIC
Key People
Aileen Chia, Chairman, SGNIC Board

Harin S Grewal, Executive Director
Queh Ser Pheng, General Manager
Danny Chan, Head (Technical & Operations)
Michelle Sng, Head (Domain Registration & Registrar Management)

Singapore Network Information Center - SGNIC is national registry service provider for .sg domain names in Singapore.[1] It also provides registration for SLDs, such as .com.sg, .org.sg, .net.sg, .edu.sg, .gov.sg, and .per.sg. Its responsibilities include the management of other information services and formulating policies regarding domain registration. In 1997, SGNIC was aquired by the National Computer Board (NCB), though it was later transferred to IDA when the government merged NCB with the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore.[2]

In February 2011, SGNIC auctioned premium domain names with single/double alphabet, single/double digits and other PDNs starting at a base price of SG$600, and going up to SG$2000.[3]

SGNIC and ICANN

SGNIC is affiliated with ICANN. It signed an Exchange of Letters with ICANN in 2009 for the betterment of Internet security in Singapore.[4] It hosted ICANN 41 held in Singapore in June 2011.[5]

Affiliations

It is recognized with the following organizations:

  • APNIC - Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
  • APTLD - Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association
  • ccNSO - Country Code Name Supporting Organisation
  • CDNC - Chinese Domain Name Consortium

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IDN

In June 2011, SGNIC announced the launch of Internationalized Domain Names, which were to be available for registration for everyone after December 2011. SGNIC was to provide second-level domains for .新加坡 and .சிங்கப்பூர், which represent Singapore in Chinese and Tamil, respectively.[7]

External Links

SGNIC News

References