About .ws Domains
The .ws country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Western Samoa.
Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.
Note: To register a .ws domain name with 3 characters or less, visit the Global Domains International, Inc. registry.
|Who can register?||Anyone|
|Registration length||1 - 10 years|
|Renewal length||1 - 10 years|
|Renewal restrictions||Details below1|
|Transfers to GoDaddy||Supported (details below)2|
|Transfers away||Supported (details below)2|
|Expiration/redemption||Please contact customer support|
|Refund policy||Details below3|
|Registry||Global Domains International, Inc.|
1 Renewal restrictions
You should renew your .ws domain name by its expiration date.
We attempt auto-renewal on the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal five days later, and we make a final attempt seven days after that.
If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 12th day after its expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for more information.
For example: Your .ws domain name expires on October 10. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on October 10, October 15, and October 22. If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by October 29, you can attempt to recover it.
2 Transfer requirements
To successfully transfer a .ws domain name to us, your current registrar must support .ws transfers out. To transfer away from us, your new registrar must explicitly support .ws transfers in.
3 Refund policy
For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:
- Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
- Products Not Eligible for Refunds