.SO Domain Names

Create or transfer your domain name in .so from $102.60 per year all included.

.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
Registration period10 years max. Register a .so
Renewal period9 years max. Renew a .so
Late renewal period
(domain suspended)
45 days
Restoration period30 days Restore a .so
Period before release
(Pending Delete)
5 days
Minimum period before a transfer60 days Transfer a .so

Prices include Gandi's full range of services.

If you manage a larger portfolio of domain names, B to E rates are available with a discount of up to 50%.

Prices for United States, in $ (USD), for A rates. Change

Registration price/year 1 to 10 years $102.60
Renew price/year 1 to 9 years $102.60
Transfer - $86.94
Owner change - Free
Restore (more info) 1 year $162.00

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