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ZA domains ZA supports a second level domain (SLD) structure which means that domain names can only be registered under an SLD e.g. yourname.gov.za or yourname.net.za. ZADNA decides which SLDs should be added to .za, which current SLDs should be reviewed, and the entities that should be entrusted with operating the SLDs. Moderated and un-moderated [...]
Is it possible to obtain the Who-is (domain name holder and availability information) for a domain name in .za? Category: Domain Information Yes, depending on the .za SLD you are considering. Not all SLDs have readily available Whois information for now. You would have to check with each SLD operator, but ZADNA also has a [...]
How does a domain work? Every computer on the public Internet has a unique numeric address—similar to the uniqueness of a telephone number—which is a string of numbers that is difficult for most people to remember. This string is called the “IP address.” IP stands for “Internet Protocol.” To make it easier to find a [...]

Why do South African domain names end in .za and not sa? South Africa was a signatory to the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals. That was the convention that chose the country codes for those oval stickers on cars that tell you where the car is from. The country codes were established […]

What is ICANN? Category: Disputes, Registration The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System to ensure that every address is unique and that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It also oversees and coordinates the distribution of unique IP addresses and [...]
Can I register a domain name directly under .za? Category: Domain Information No, domain name registrations under .za are currently not allowed – one may only register a domain name under an SLD (e.g. yourname.org.za). Notably, other TLDs allow registration of domain names directly under a TLD e.g. yourname.com. This is not the case for .za.

A domain name is a unique address that represents a unique location on the internet. It serves as a memorable address and a means for visitors to find your website or e-mail address. Specifically, a domain is the string that follows the www. Domain names are registered under top level domains (TLDs). There two types of TLDs: country code […]

Is it possible to obtain the Who-is (domain name holder and availability information) for a domain name in .za? Category: Domain Information Yes, depending on the .za SLD you are considering. Not all SLDs have readily available Whois information for now. You would have to check with each SLD operator, but ZADNA also has a [...]
Tell me about dotJoburg, dotCapeTown and dotDurban domains Category: Domain Information In the course of 2014, the public will soon be able to register names in the .durban, .joburg and .capetown TLDs. ZACR financed the application to ICANN for these three South African city top level domains (TLDs) – the three are collectively referred to [...]
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