The .sx domain for the new country of Sint Maarten has been launched.
Following a grandfather period for holders of .an ccTLDs, a sunrise period runs from May 2 to July 4.
There is a priority period for local residents from July 5 to September 4 and a landrush period from September 5 to October 4. General availability opens on October 5.
Sint Maarten, which covers half of the island of Saint Martin, is a constituent country of the kingdom of the Netherlands and was formerly part of the Netherlands Antilles (.an).
It has a population of about 37,500.
It remains to be seen whether the operator of .sx, SX Registry, will exploit its similarity to the word sex in marketing the domain.