European Domains: San Marino (.sm)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the San Marinan domain type, ie. “sm”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.sm” 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.
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Once the domain is registered
All San Marinan 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 San Marinan 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 San Marinan domain name registrar.
Some use in San Marino
.sm is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for San Marino, officially known as the "Most Serene Republic of San Marino", a country found in the Apennine Mountains. It was introduced to San Marino in 1995 and it is operated and sponsored by Telecom Italia San Marino and it is intended for entities connected with San Mario, though it is not popular.
Although applicants are restricted to applying for only three domain names under .sm if they provide proof of identity, companies and organisations may apply for up to fifty domain names. This applies to international companies as well. This is done so directly at second-level.
Provided by the Naming Authority (NA), there are various rules and regulations registrants and applicants must follow. If these guidelines are broken, applications for a .sm domain name may be rejected. There is a maximum length of 63 characters and a minimum of 3 - and this excludes the domain's suffix. These characters can only include the Latin alphabet (a-z), digits (0-9) and hyphens (-). Hyphens cannot be place at the beginning or end of a domain.
The following groups of names are reserved and will not pass the NA (Naming authority) rules regarding available domain names:
- trademarks, symbols, flags, logotypes and anything else reserved by law and regulations
- names made up of one or two characters
- geographic names and initials of the Republic of San Marino, names and initials of the Castelli (municipalities) and places of the Republic of San Marino
- persons' names (Silvio, Alejandro .etc.)
- names of gTLDs (e.g. org, biz, com, net etc.)
- all units of measurement (Km, Mhz, etc.)
- names of protocols (e.g. http, ftp etc.)
- names of technologies (e.g. gsm, umts, esp)
- names referring to gaming and to betting in general
International domain names from BB Online since 1997