African Domains: Sierra Leone (.net.sl)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Sierra Leonean domain type, ie. “net.sl”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.net.sl” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
To register .net.sl domains your future Sierra Leonean domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All Sierra Leonean domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Sierra Leonean domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Sierra Leonean domain name registrar.
Not very much used
.sl is the Internet country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) for Sierra Leone
Officially known as the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. Sierra's capital is Freetown, and it is its largest city and seat of government. Sierra Leone has one of the oldest universities in West Africa, established in 1827 and named the Fourah Bay College. The country is also home to one of the largest natural harbours in the world, called the Quuen Elizabeth II Quay.
The top-level domain name .sl was introduced in 1997, is operated by AFcom and sponsored by Sierratel. The domain name is not very much used, even through its intended use for entities connected with Sierra Leone.
Registrations are permitted at a second level, but it is also possible to register a third-level domain name under certain second-level labels. These second-level domain labels are as follows:
- com.sl -- for commercial entities
- net.sl -- for commercial entities related to networking (such as ISPs, cable companies etc)
- org.sl -- for charities and non-profit organizations
- edu.sl -- for educational institutions registered in Sierra Leone
- gov.sl -- for state and local government entities (requires an authorization letter from the local Minister of Information Office)
The minimum length of characters in a domain name for Sierra Leone during registration is 4 and the maximum is 63 characters. These characters for the domain name can include the letters a-z, the numbers 0-9 and hyphens "-", but the hyphen cannot be used as the first or last character, or when two or more hyphens are used in the domain.
Furthermore, internet reserved names are not valid for registration with a .sl domain name. This includes names such as: company, example, incann, ripe, www and root-servers. Also, domain names that are registered are case insensitive.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
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