CIPC .za Domain Name Registration

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

CIPC Domain Name Service

What are CIPC domain name registrations?

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) now offers domain name registration for any registered company, close corporation or co-operative.

The Parties Involved?

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).

Domains offered?

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.

My company is not yet registered, can I register a domain?

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.

Will CIPC host my domain?

No. CIPc does not offer hosting, only domain name registration.

CIPC Domain Registration

When can I register a domain through CIPC?

Companies are allowed to register their own domain names before-, during- or after the company registration process.

Where do I register a domain name through CIPC?

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.

I clicked on “REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME”, what now?

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.

My registration is successful, what next?

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.

How do I transfer my domain?

To transfer a domain you will need to contact any of the co.za accredited registrars.

1) Contact RAR of choice, 2) They’ll initiate the transfer request on your behalf, 3) Accept transfer ticket as per ZACR voting procedure.

FEES - CIPC Domain Registration

What is the cost of a domain name registration through CIPC?

The CIPC co.za domain name registration costs R51.30

Can I pay using my CIPC Virtual account?

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.

Is hosting included?

The co.za domain name registration costs R51.30 and only covers domain name registration – The CIPC does not offer hosting.

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