Domain Names

There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist. For more information go to www.bip.sx, click “other IP rights”, click Domain Name.

Filing

Country code top-level domain name: .sx 

Sub-domains: .com.sx; .edu.sx; .org.sx; .net.sx 

Applicant: individuals and legal entities. 

Restriction as to nationality: no. 

Local presence: not required. 

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.  

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: possible as a word mark.

Registration, Protection

Duration: one year. 

Renewal/maintenance: one year, renewable. 

Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the Domain Name Registry. 

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none, but an Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure (ADR) is available before the Czech Arbitration Court at www.soud.cz

Registration Authority

Authority name: the .sx top-level domain is managed by SX Registry SA, a St. Maarten legal entity, contracting technical operations to OpenRegistry.com with centers in Canada and Luxembourg. Registrars of .sx domains must be accredited by the Registry.  

Internet address: http://registry.sx