About .so Domains
Due to complications with the registry, we will be suspending all new .SO registrations as of 06/09/2015. Also, effective immediately, the registry has increased the price of renewals: .SO are now $99.99 per year. 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.
The .so country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents The Republic of Somalia. The information below applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs) that we offer at this time:
- .com.so — Intended for commercial entities
- .net.so — Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
- .org.so — Intended for noncommercial entities
At this time, .so domain names are only available with Latin alphabet characters (a-z). Domain names beginning or ending with hyphens, as well as domain names with hyphens in the third and fourth positions, are prohibited.
|Who can register?||Anyone|
|Registration length||1 - 10 years|
|Renewal length||1 - 10 years|
|Renewal restrictions||Details below1|
|Nameserver requirements||Details below2|
|Transfers to GoDaddy||Supported|
|Account change||Supported (and take 5 days)|
|Expiration/redemption||Please contact customer support|
|Refund policy||See below3|
1 Renewal restrictions
Your .so domain name renews on its expiration date. Auto-renewal is attempted on the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 5 days later and again 7 days after that.
If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 12th day after the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for more information.
2 Nameserver requirements
|Minimum # of nameservers||0|
|Maximum # of nameservers||13|
NS updates can take up to 5 days to complete.
3 Refund policy
For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:
- Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
- Products Not Eligible for Refunds