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About .so Domains

Note: 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 length1 - 10 years
Renewal length1 - 10 years
Renewal restrictionsDetails belowTransfers to ITEGYSupported
Transfers awaySupported
Private registrationSupported
Protected registrationSupported
BackordersNot supported
Bulk registrationSupported
Account changeSupported (and take 5 days)
Contact updatesSupported
IDNsNot supported
Expiration/redemptionPlease contact customer support
Refund policySee below3


1Renewal 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.

2Nameserver requirements

Nameserver featuresDetails
IPv6Not supported
DNSSECNot supported
Minimum # of nameservers0
Maximum # of nameservers13

NS updates can take up to 5 days to complete.

3Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit ITEGY'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