Cost $238.00 /yr
Current Phase: Sunrise
Launch Information

About .biz.ss

.SS Launch – A New Domain Extension That Cannot Be Ignored

South Sudan gained its independence during 2011 and is now gaining its independence online with the launch of its country extension .SS.

The letters “SS” also has an unfortunate association with Schutzstaffel, a paramilitary organization in Nazi Germany.

Proactive Brand Protection

The .SS launch has a direct impact on trade marks owners.

Firstly, a defensive registration is essential if you trade in Africa in or around South Sudan or have a well-known trade mark.

Secondly, .SS could be exploited during this time of political instability and extremism, which trade marks owners would want to avoid.

Desiderius Erasmus, the Dutch philosopher, accredited with the famous “prevention is better than cure” quote seems applicable to .SS. It is recommend to secure, at the very least, your key trade marks within the .SS name space.

Launch Information

All times are UTC, unless otherwise stated.

Phase Dates Allocation Cost Eligibility
Sunrise
Starts
1 Jun 2020
12:00 AM
Ends
15 Jul 2020
11:59 PM
First come, first served $238.00 A registered trade mark from any country. The domain is allocated at the end of the period with two identical applications allocated through an auction process.
Landrush
Starts
17 Jul 2020
12:00 AM
Ends
17 Aug 2020
11:59 PM
First come, first served $81.60 None. The domain is allocated at the end of the period with two identical applications allocated through an auction process.
Early Access Phase
Starts
19 Aug 2020
12:00 AM
Ends
29 Aug 2020
11:59 PM
First come, first served $0.00 To be confirmed by the registry.
General Availability
Starts
1 Sep 2020
12:00 AM
First come, first served $81.60 None.
General Remarks

It will not be possible to register .SS directly at the second level (e.g. lexsynergy.ss) but rather under the following:

com.ss (e.g. lexsynergy.com.ss) – for companies

net.ss – network operators or ISPs

biz.ss – any business

me.ss – personal use

Reserved Domain Names

Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Registration Information

Registration Periods 2 - 10 years
Renewal Periods 1 - 10 years
Backorder Not Supported
Local Presence Not Required
WHOIS Privacy Supported
Supports IDN Yes
Related TLDs com.ss, net.ss, me.ss