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.SO

.SO is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Somalia. The TLD is intended to be use by individuals and commercial entities associated with the Somalia.

So.jpg
Introduced 1997
Country Somalia
Registry dotSO
IDN Capable No
Webpage Register .SO

Contents


Registry

TLD

.so

Allowed TLDs

.so, .com.so, .net.so, .org.so

Registry

dotSO

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

-

WHOIS-Update

Real-Time

Min. Characters

3

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: not allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

NO

Restore capable

Real-Time

Handle Updates

Supported

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

0 to 13

Registry Nameservercheck

No

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4

Hosts managed as

Object

Root Nameserver Update

hourly

SEC DNS Interface

not available

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

1Y

Transfer Authcode required

Yes

Transfer Real-Time

No

Transfer ACK by

Registrar

Transfer NACK by

Registrar

Transfer Lock

Yes

Owner Change by

Update


Periods

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Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

0 days

Finalization Period

44 days

Failure Period

44 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

30 days

Deletion Hold Period

5 days

Explicit Renewals

Yes

Renewal Periods

1-9 years


API

Registrant Nexus Requirements

Any Applicant, any party submitting a Domain Name Registration Request and any Domain Name Holder represents and warrants that:

  • it meets the nexus requirement of having a bona fide connection to Somalia, which includes but are not limited to a) institutions and organizations in Somalia; b) residents of Somalia; c) others who have a legitimate, clear and provable connection to Somalia;
  • it will meet the nexus requirement above at all times during the period in which the domain registration is valid; to its knowledge, the registration of the Domain Name mentioned in the Application or Domain Name Registration Request will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party;
  • it is not submitting the Application or Domain Name Registration Request and, upon registration, will not use the Domain Name for an unlawful purpose (which, for the avoidance of doubt, includes concepts and content relating to indecency, pornography and gambling), contrary to public policy or morality, for offensive purposes, to mislead the public and/or contrary to good and fair business practices; and
  • it will not knowingly use the domain name in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including third party interests; and
  • it will keep the WHOIS information related to the Domain Name accurate and up-to-date at all times, both with its Registrar and the Registry.

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

OPTIONAL

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
As soon as a domain transfer has been initiated it can either be approved ("ACK") by Registrar or denied ("NACK") by Registrar.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER

OPTIONAL

order = CREATE | REPLACE | UPDATE
period = <PERIOD>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 30 days and a following Deletion Hold Period of 5 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 30 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

OPTIONAL

renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT>
subuser = <TEXT>

Ownerchange

An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be done with the API ModifyDomain command.

TLD specific

Authorization code

There are special requirements regarding the format of the authorization code. Please consider the following restrictions, if you want to assign a new authorization code to a .SO domain:

  • Minimum 8 characters
  • having at least one (1) numeric,
  • one (1) alphabetic, and
  • one (1) special character


These syntax rules are legible as of November 14th, 2009. It is possible that updates for domains which still have an "old" AuthCode assigned, will fail with this error message:

505 AUTH - minimum 8 characters, containing at least one numeric, one alphabetic and one special character

You may generate a valid random auth code by adding this parameter to the ModifyDomain command:

GENERATERANDOMAUTH = 1

Example:

 command = ModifyDomain
 domain = domain.so
 generaterandomauth = 1

Addons

The following overview shows you all available Domain Addons which can be used for this special kind of TLD. It also shows the respective API parameters which are required to activate the Domain Addons:

Addon Class Parameter to (de)activate *1) Renewal term *2) Affected Parameters *3)
Proxy (WHOISTRUSTEELITE_SO) X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEELITE-TAC = 0 | 1 1 month All Contacts
Proxy (WHOISTRUSTEE_SO) X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1 1 month All Contacts






*1) Parameter to (de)activate: When accessing our backend through the API, you can either activate the addon with X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEELITE-TAC=1 or deactivate it with
      X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEELITE-TAC=0
*2) Renewal Term: Is the minimum renewal term of the "Addon Class"
*3) If you are using a "Proxy" Domain Addon normally all contact handles are affected (registrant, admin, tech, and billing contact).
      
      



RegistrarOC

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.