Africa ccTLDs
.SO

What domain extension is this?

.SO is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for The Republic of Somalia.

What are the requirements & restrictions for this domain extension?

Local presence is required for domain registrant contact. However, there are some names that has been reserved by the registry or restricted from registration. (Download the reserved and restricted domain list)

What kind of domain extension does WebNIC offer?

WebNIC currently offer .SO, .COM.SO, .NET.SO, and .ORG.SO.

What document is required for this domain extension?

No.

What is the length limitation for this domain extension?

Minimum 3 / Maximum 63 characters.

What is the terms of registration?

During Sunrise period is 1 to 5 years.
During landrush and general availability is 1 to 10 years.

Can I delete a domain after registered?

Yes.
You are allowed to delete the domain after registered, however registration fee is not refundable.

What is the terms of renewal?

1 to 10 years.

How does the Domain Life Cycle work for this domain extension?

After a .SO domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:

40 days
Renewal Grace Period
  30 days
Redemption Grace Period
  5 days
Pending Delete

If partner did not renew or restore the domain name, it will be released for public re-registration approximately 75 days from the domain expiration date. Please note that domain re-registration is based on first-come, first-serve basis.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain registrar under this domain extension?

Yes.
Partners are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .SO domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain reseller under this domain extension?

Yes.
Partners are allowed to initiate reseller transfer for .SO domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Please refer to Reseller Transfer for more detail information

Does WebNIC provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for this domain extension?

No, WebNIC does not provide IDN.so domain name at this moment.