The Somalian government has switched registry provider for its .so ccTLD from GMO Registry to soNIC, apparently a local provider.
The IANA records for .so were updated yesterday to indicate that Mogadishu-based soNIC is now the technical contact.
to the current GMO-managed registry web site, new registrations were
halted June 9 and will reopen at some point after July 8, when soNIC
In the meantime, renewal prices have been cranked up.
.so domain opened up worldwide in late 2010, having been delegated the previous year.
The new registry tried to ride the wave created by .co’s launch a few months earlier, with middling results.
will evidently “ramp up abusive use monitoring and enforcement of
acceptable use policies”. I wonder if that involves anti-piracy measures
At the time the ccTLD launched, I noted that Somalia was pretty much the worst place in the world to live.
just as the new registry plans to clean up its namespace, the nation
itself has started to clean up its act somewhat in the meantime. It’s
now only number two on the Failed State Index.
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