Beginning May 2013, the Singapore domain registry will require verification of domain name owners. This comes as a result of previous cases of identity theft and fake identities being used when registering .SG domain names.
The new procedure will apply for both second level .SG domains and third level .COM.SG names.
.SG domains are semi-restricted.
While there are no restrictions on the amount and type of names a registrant may apply for, Singapore does require that a local administrative contact is provided.
Please note that this new procedure will not affect existing .SG or .COM.SG domain name registrations.
It will however apply to future owner changes of existing domain names.