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.ws Domain Registration - Western Samoan Domains - Brand Protection Services for Western Samoa

Oceania & Pacific Domains: Western Samoa (.ws)


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Western Samoan domain type, ie. “ws”. Therefore to search “” 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.

.ws Registration:

To register .ws domains your future Western Samoan domain, click here!

Once the domain is registered

All Western Samoan 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 Western Samoan 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 Western Samoan domain name registrar.


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Important Note:
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.

.ws is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Samoa. It is administered by SamoaNIC, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Samoa.

The .ws domain is an abbreviation for "Western Samoa", the nation's official name when two-letter country codes were standardized in the 1970s. While there are no geographic restrictions on registration of 2nd level .WS domains, there are restrictions on registration of 3rd level .WS domains (,,,, etc).

.ws domains are also used as an alternative to .com, using "ws" as an abbreviation for "website".

2nd level domains:.WS, .COM.WS, and .NET.WS registration is open to the general public..ORG.WS, .GOV.WS, and .EDU.WS registration is restricted.

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