General Availability of .SX
November 15, 2012, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – SX Registry is pleased to announce that as of November 15th, 2012, the .SX registry opens to the whole world. In fact, as of 15:00 UTC (or 11:00 local Sint Maarten time), the General Availability phase begins which means that from now on, anyone from around the world will be able to register a Domain Name within the .SX top level domain.
“.SX” is the country code (ccTLD) for Sint Maarten (located in the northeastern Caribbean), which became an autonomous country on October 10th, 2010. This code will succeed the retiring .AN country code (Netherlands Antilles) that was previously used for Sint Maarten.
One of the distinguishing particularities of the .SX, is that it is an “open” registry, meaning that anyone can register a Domain Name ending with .SX without there being any local presence required.
As recently noted by SX Registry CEO, Normand Fortier, “We have been promoting this new extension at all recent international ICANN meetings and have received tremendous positive response. Although it has been a long yet exciting two-year journey, we are excited to have successfully completed the Grandfather, Trademark Sunrise, Local Priority and Landrush phases. We are finally ready to open up to the world and to assist us make this happen, we are happy to announce that our growing network of Accredited Registrars now covers all five continents. This way .SX Domain Names can be now registered from anywhere and everywhere.”
More information can be found at www.Registry.SX