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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?

Important Note: Due to registry complications, effective June 6, 2015, GoDaddy is no longer accepting registrations or incoming transfers for the .so extentions. If you already owned a .so domain with GoDaddy prior to June 6, 2015, you can continue to renew your existing .so domain name. Renewals will be limited to a 1 year term only.

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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