|Why register .so?
|Somalia, is a sovereign country in the Horn of Africa, with Ethiopia borders to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest.
Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland, with an estimated population of around 15 million and has been described as Africa's most culturally homogeneous country. If you conduct business from within Somalia, it is time to register a .SO domain extension. Registering a dot 'SO' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Somalia. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business. Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors.
Identify yourself as an official Somalia business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
Open: Jan 17, 2011 UTC 00:00
Close: Feb 28, 2011 UTC 23:59
Period during which any interested party shall have the opportunity to submit one or more Applications for Domain Names that were not previously registered or applied for during the Sunrise Processes, or otherwise reserved by the Registry or Restricted by this Policy. If more than two Applicants have submitted an Application during this phase for an identical Domain Name, such Domain Name will be registered following the outcome of an auction process.
Open: Apr 01, 2011 UTC 00:00
Period following Land Rush where available Domain Names can be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.