.sl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sierra Leone.

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Introduced9 May 1997
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryAFCOM SL
Intended useEntities connected with  Sierra Leone
Actual useNot very much used
Registration restrictionsRegistry reserves the right to screen and reject applications
StructureRegistrations permitted at second level
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry websitewww.nic.sl

Request for use by SomalilandEdit

In 2020, the Minister of Telecommunication and Technology of the unrecognized state of Somaliland asked Sierra Leone's Ministry of Information and Communication if they would be willing to share the use of the ccTLD with Somaliland. It is not clear if any response was received.[1]

Second-level domainsEdit

  • .sl: General (may be registered by anyone)
  • .com.sl: Commercial entities, e.g. companies
  • .net.sl: Commercial entities with relation to networking (such as ISPs, cable companies etc.)
  • .org.sl: Charities and non-profit organisations
  • .edu.sl: Educational institutions registered in Sierra Leone
  • .gov.sl: State and local government entities (requires authorization letter from the local Minister of Information Office)


  1. ^ "Minister of Telecommunication and Technology Asked Sierra Leone for ICT Help and Permission to Use it's .sl Top Level Domain". Somaliland Chronicle. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2022-07-12.

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