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Open from 31 August 2020

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About .ME.SS


.SS Launch – A New Domain Extension That Cannot Be Ignored

South Sudan gained its independence during 2011 and is now gaining its independence online with the launch of its country extension .SS.

The letters “SS” also has an unfortunate association with Schutzstaffel, a paramilitary organization in Nazi Germany.

Proactive Brand Protection

The .SS launch has a direct impact on trade marks owners.

Firstly, a defensive registration is essential if you trade in Africa in or around South Sudan or have a well-known trade mark.

Secondly, .SS could be exploited during this time of political instability and extremism, which trade marks owners would want to avoid.

Desiderius Erasmus, the Dutch philosopher, accredited with the famous “prevention is better than cure” quote seems applicable to .SS. It is recommend to secure, at the very least, your key trade marks within the .SS name space.

Country: South Sudan

Region: Africa

Status: Taking registrations for GA.


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Launch Information


All times are UTC and 24-clock, unless otherwise stated.

Phase Dates Allocation Cost Eligibility
Sunrise Starts
1 Jun '20 00:00
Ends
15 Jul '20 23:59
First come, first served $238.00 A registered trade mark from any country. The domain is allocated at the end of the period with two identical applications allocated through an auction process.
Landrush Starts
17 Jul '20 01:00
Ends
17 Aug '20 23:59
First come, first served $81.60 None. The domain is allocated at the end of the period with two identical applications allocated through an auction process.
Early Access Phase Starts
19 Aug '20 00:00
Ends
29 Aug '20 23:59
First come, first served $0.00 To be confirmed by the registry.
General Availability Starts
1 Sep '20 00:00
First come, first served $81.60 None.

General Remarks


Reserved Domain Names

Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

General Capabilities


Setting Detail
Type Unrestricted
Supports Internationalisation (IDN) Yes
Supports DNSSEC No
Supports Backorders No
Supports Privacy Yes
Supports API Access No
Supports Dispute Resolution Yes
Subject to ICANN Guidelines No
Maximum Registration Period 10 years

Registration Details - Unrestricted


Setting Detail
Registration Wait Time Delayed
Requires Local Presence No
Maximum Registration Period 10 years
Refund Grace Period 0 days
Nameserver Limits No limit

Transfer Details


Setting Detail
Supports Transfer Yes
Supports Transfer Passwords No
Requires Transfer Passwords Yes
Transfer Mode Transfer Only

Prices


Action/Phase Price
General Availability $81.60
Transfer †* $81.60
Renewal $81.60
Sunrise †‡ $238.00
Landrush †‡ $81.60
Restore †* $153.00

does not apply to premium domains

may not include first year of registration

* may not include renewal

Disclaimer


The above information is provided by registry operators and/or other third parties and may change without further notice. Prior to relying on the aforesaid information, we recommend seeking confirmation by emailing support@lexsynergy.com.