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General Availability Launched on April 1st, 2011

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Should you be interested in becoming a registrar, please fill in the form below, and we will send you the applicable documents.

Become a Registrar

Please find below the details of the policies:





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3730: Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
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3734: Transport Over TCP
3735: Guideddnes for Extending EPP


  1. 1) Term:
    • Sunrise domain names may be registered for a minimum of three (3) years, and a maximum of ten (10) years.
    • Landrush domain names may be registered for a minimum of one (1) year, and a maximum of ten (10) years.
    • Open Registration domain names may be registered for a minimum of one (1) year, and a maximum of ten (10) years.
  2. 2) Autorenewal:
    • Domains automatically renew at the end of their term (the expiration date).
  3. 3) Domain name length:
    • .SO domain names will be a minimum of 3 characters and a maximum 63 characters in length, excluding extensions as set forth by the registry.
  4. 4) Allowable characters:
    • Only the Latin alphabet letters a-z, digits, and hyphens will be accepted until Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are offered in the future.
    • For the meantime the registry will not accept letters with accent marks, Cyrillic characters, and etc.
    • Domain names beginning or ending with hyphens, as well as domain names with hyphens in the third and fourth positions are also prohibited.
  5. 5) Contact information:
    • Registrants must provide accurate contact information for the following: Registrant, Administrative, Technical, and Billing As per the standing policy, contact data will be displayed in the WHOIS, except for that of Billing.
  6. 6) Transfers:
    • Transferring domains amongst registrars after 60 days following creation is allowed under the condition that registrants follow the transfer procedures set forth by the applicable registrars, in which case a registrar-to-registrar transfer adds one year to the term of the domain name.
    • Registrars therefore may charge registrants for the one year extension.
  7. 7) Nameservers:
    • 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    • Domains with no nameserver will have an "inactive" standard EPP status, which means that it will not be published in the DNS zone file.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.

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