This article describes the procedures and requirements of .so domain names.
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Each domain may have up to 13 nameservers at any point during its lifetime. Domains with no nameserver will have an "inactive" standard EPP status, which means that it will not be published in the DNS zone file. This will not however affect its appearance in the WHOIS database.
Registry shall be entitled at all times to cancel the registration of a domain name or delete same following receipt of a written instruction from the Government of the Republic of Somalia, indicating that said Domain Name is considered defamatory, contrary to public order or morality or otherwise not allowed under the laws of the Republic of Somalia. The Domain Name Holder expressly agrees and accepts that he or she shall not be entitled to claim any compensation or refund from the Registry when the latter implements the Government instruction referred to above.
- 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.
Additional notes on a .so transfer
|Authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode|
|Registration period after transfer||extends|
|Average 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.|
Owner change (trade)
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 / reactivate
A domain name can be restored after the domain name has been deleted or expired.
|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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