.so Domain Names

Registry: SONIC
Origin: Somalia
Creation date: 1997

Description: .SO is the official ccTLD of Somalia


.SO domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited .SO since October 2010
Price: see the .SO price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .SO domains are open to persons having a bona fide connection to Somalia, which includes but are not limited to: institutions and organizations in Somalia, residents of Somalia, others who have a legitimate, clear and provable connection to Somalia
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Subdomains: yes (com.so, net.so, org.so and me.so)


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: Dispute Resolution Policies (4.1)
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited", that it does not expire soon and that is older than 60 days. The transfer must be confirmed by email and the domain name is renewed for 1 year
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, the expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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