PROPOSED PRICING ADJUSTMENT: Co.za, Net.za, Org.za and Web.za
The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) hereby invites comments and feedback to the proposed per domain name fee adjustment for the Co.za, Org.za, Net.za and Web.za Second Level Domains (SLDs). ZADNA recently received the fee adjustment proposal from the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) – the registry operator of the aforementioned SLDs.
If approved, the adjustments will come into effect during the first quarter of 2015, and concern both wholesale EPP annual fees and the annual fees for the Co.ZA Legacy System.
PROPOSED PRICE ADJUSTMENTS
A wholesale fee is the annual per domain name fee that the ZACR charges its accredited registrars for creates and renews. The current EPP wholesale fee for Co.za, Net.za, Org.za and Web.za is R35 and is VAT exclusive. The ZACR has requested ZADNA to approve a new EPP wholesale fee that is intended to apply over a 5 year period starting from 2015. The proposed new fee is exclusive of VAT.
Co.za legacy fees are the fees that resellers or registrants pay to the ZACR for creating and renewing Co.za registrations using the old legacy system. The current Co.za legacy fee is R65.78 and is VAT exclusive. The proposed adjustment should have the legacy fee being adjusted on annual basis over a 5 year period and is meant to encourage further migration of Co.za registrations from the legacy system to the EPP registry system.
COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK SUBMISSION
ZADNA is of the view that the proposed price adjustments are justified, but before making a final determination, ZADNA wishes to consider comments and feedback from any interested person.
Comments and feedback may be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 086 688 7109, marked for the attention of Vika Mpisane, ZADNA CEO, no later than 16h00 on Monday, 13 October 2014. Submissions received after the deadline may not be considered.