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About .so domains

Nic.so is the sponsor and Hexonet aka 1 Api GmbH is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .so extension that represents Republic of Somalia.

Who can register .so domains?

Anyone can register a .so domain.

  • .so - Intended for Somalian businesses or individuals.
  • .com.so - Intended for commercial entities.
  • .net.so — Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers.
  • .org.so — Intended for noncommercial entities.

Note: Due to registry complications, we have suspended all new .so registrations as of 06/09/2015. Renewals will still process normally, but will be limited to 1 year terms. Please note, the renewal process cannot be initiated until the expiration date

Registration restrictions

When registering a .so domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 3 - 63 Characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters or consecutive)
  • Cannot use: Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)
  • IDNs: Not supported

Features

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-13 Nameservers
  • Can use: IPv4
  • Cannot use: IPv6, DNSSEC

Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

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