- A .SO Domain Transfer has to be initiated with a so-called Authorisation Code
which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.
- A successful transfer will result in a one year extension of the registration period.
- Transfers will auto-­Ack after five days if the losing Registrar has taken no action.
- While in pendingTransfer
the losing Registrars may Ack (approve) or Nack (deny) the transfer request.
- Valid transfer requests will result in the domain being place in pendingTransfer status for up to 5 days.




Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Transfer time 5 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .so domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


A change of ownership can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel. After saving the changes the change is processed realtime.




A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime.




A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status. During this period the domain can be reactivated.


Restore (reactivation)


A domain name can be restored after the domain name has been deleted or expired.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1 – 10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 44
  • Quarantine period: 0
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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