.WS is the ccTLD of Western Samoa and short for WebSite
The West-Samoan domain extension .WS also stands for 'WebSite' and is a good alternative to .COM domains. Western Samoa is a Pacific island located north east of New Zealand. Anyone can purchase the .WS ccTLD (country code top-level domain) for all types of websites, e.g. personal blog or online shop.
.WS domains are popular for domain hacks and support Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), allowing the use of special characters, symbols such as ✪.ws, and emojis*. Many short domains are still available, making the .WS suffix an ideal choice for URL shorteners. Search for your desired .WS domain and buy your own web address today.
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