The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) now offers domain name registration for any registered company, close corporation or co-operative.
The opportunity is made possible by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in collaboration with the .za Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA), the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and Domain Name Services (DNS).
The CIPC currently only offers .co.za domain names. The org.za; web.za; and net.za extensions will soon become available via the CIPC registration process.
No. All domain names registered through CIPC must be linked to existing companies, therefore you must have a registered company before you can start with this process.
No. CIPc does not offer hosting, only domain name registration.
Companies are allowed to register their own domain names before-, during- or after the company registration process.
Login on https://eServices.cipc.co.za/ and click on the “TRANSACT” button at the top right of the screen. Click on the “DOMAIN NAME SERVICES” option which will open the Domain Name Services homepage.
Clicking on “REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME” will start the registration process. In order to continue you must read then agree to the terms and conditions.
The CIPC does not offer hosting, only domain name registration. Domains registered through CIPC will have to be transferred to an accredited registrar within a year (365 days) to avoid deletion.
The CIPC co.za domain name registration costs R51.30
Please note that the CIPC cannot use any funds you might have available on your CIPC virtual account; you will need either a debit or credit card to register a domain.
The co.za domain name registration costs R51.30 and only covers domain name registration – The CIPC does not offer hosting.