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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

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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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