On 1 April 2011 the .SO Top Level Domain (TLD) assigned to Somalia will be opened to the general public, allowing the registration of .SO domain names on a “first come, first served bases” without restriction.
Since .SO has endless branding opportunities, such as espres.so and provi.so, it should be secured at the first available opportunity. Trade mark owners should also consider registering defensive domain names to prevent squatting within this new TLD.
Lexsynergy is an accredited domain names registrar and has started accepting applications for the 1 April 2011 launch. Email [email protected] for more information.