Based on a notice published on it seems that the management of Somali ccTLD .so will be managed by a government authority body that has been formed recently. This new entity, the Somali Communication Authority will among other things manage dotso.

Effective 8 March 2018, the Somali Network Information Center(SONIC), the Registry operator of the Somali ccTLD (.SO) was reorganized to become a unit under the newly formed National Communication Authority(NCA) of Somalia. NCA is the ICT regulator in Somalia. SONIC as an entity will remain the same and it will continue to seamlessly provide domain Registry services, using the existing business processes. All contractual relationships with Registrars will remain unaltered as a result of the reorganization change.

This is a new era for Somalia and the Internet Society Chapter of Somalia welcomes any government initiative that will enhance inclusiveness, openness,  and consultative process that engages the community at large as we move forward in developing Internet access for all in Somalia.