African Domains: Somalia (.so)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Somali domain type, ie. “so”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.so” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Somali domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Somali domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Somali domain name registrar.
Not currently in use
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
Somalia currently does not have a recognized central government; the operations of this domain had therefore been officially delegated to Monolith Innovation Group, a company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is now defunct. There are therefore no *.so domains currently in active use.
As of 2008[update], the .so zone lists three non-functional name servers: ns1.granitecanyon.com does not have data for the .so domain, ns2.granitecanyon does not respond and mercury.ml.org only sporadically is able to resolve the nic.so site (as 220.127.116.11).
The webpage at the http://nic.so URL contained a short message stating that "As Somalia has no internationally recognized government, this domain is not currently used. We simply have parked this top level domain till an official government is impleented. If you are looking for information about Somalia, please visit Yahoo's Somalia category." As of July 2008[update], the nic.so site merely returns "This is a private server hosting the following domains: BASE.ORG, ML.ORG and DATTA.NET. These domains are in use and not for sale. -- admin at datta.net"
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