American Domains: El Salvador (.sv)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the El Salvadorian domain type, ie. “sv”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.sv” 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 .sv domains your future El Salvadorian domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All El Salvadorian 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 El Salvadorian 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 El Salvadorian domain name registrar.
Popular in El SalvadorDomain names under the El Salvador ccTLD are restricted, and the admin contact needs to be based in El Salvador to be eligible to register under ".sv".
The application is made electronically and on paper, so it may take several days for a new domain name to be accepted and created by the registry as each application is manually approved, and the postal service will take time to deliver the paper application.
Domains are registered under sub-domains under ".sv", these are:
- ".edu.sv" - Education and/or research institutions
- ".gob.sv" - National governmental institutions
- ".com.sv" - Comercial entities and other not included in the rest
- ".org.sv" - Non-profit Organizations
- ".red.sv" - National network administration
The registry state that:
Sub-domain names that may be confused with some type of official and formal representation of the country will not be allowed.
We are not sure as to how this can be defined, a list of prohibited domain names is not published. If your proposed domain name is likely to fit in with this context, be aware that the registry have stated the above rule. Each domain name is approved by the registry on an individual basis by the registry, if you contact us with the ".sv" domain names you desire, we can contact the registry and see if the domain names are considered to "refer to official aspects or topics of the country".
The ".sv" registry have also forbidden any domain names which are identical to the names of internet organisations or protocols, such as "Internet", "InterNIC", "IANA", etc.
Registering domain names in order to re-sell them at a later date is forbidden by the ".sv" registry, they state:
The registry will only communicate in Spanish, we have a Spanish speaking employee who can handle communications between the registrant, the registrar and the ".sv" registry. Should you receive any communications from the ".sv" registry which you do not understand, we are happy to translate them and handle any communications necessary.
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.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 has a bug in its Swedish version where .sv is used instead of .se when typing ctrl+return for appending the suffix.
- Population is estimated to be 7.1 million people
- Gross Domestic Product is $41.687 billion US Dollars
- Languages recognised in El Salvador are Spanish
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