Are .st domains reliable for web startups?

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Are .st domains reliable for web startups? Is there any known issue with them?

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asked Jul 29 '11 at 05:34
John S
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  • Are you picking the domain because you feel that .st is short for startup, and do you intend to grow the business out of the startup space at some point? – B Mitch 13 years ago
  • no, just something like yes, I hope so. – John S 13 years ago
  • Look in the board for similar questions. My short answer: No – Ross 13 years ago
  • Sounds like you're asking this: Mitch 13 years ago

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.st is a top-level domain for São Tomé and Príncipe -- a Portguese speaking nation off the coast of Africa.

Depending on your business and its audience, this may be appropriate. As far as I know, there's no technical reason to avoid using this specific TLD, though.

You can register it here: Related questions:

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answered Jan 24 '12 at 08:47
Sean Moubry
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Names like are not good because it causes confusion when dictating a url. It is difficult to remember the structure when everyone is used to having a top level domain that is obvious and not phoneticly(SP?) related to the domain. If you are thinking that the domain would be temporary until you can afford the .com, that would likely greatly increase the price as the traffic and value of your site increases.

answered Jan 25 '12 at 02:48
Manuel Alarcon
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