.za Domain Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ - .za Domain Name Info

What is a domain name?

A domain name is string of characters that make up a web address (yourname.co.za) or email address (info@yourname.co.za) and is an essential part of creating a website or setting up email… READ MORE

How does a domain work?

Every computer on the public Internet has a unique numeric address—This is called the “IP (Internet Protocol) address. The Domain Name System (DNS) translates IP addresses into unique alphanumeric addresses called domain names that are easier to remember…. READ MORE

Are my .za domain details public?

Yes, some of your .za domain name details are public.  When you register a .za domain name, you are accepting that the details in the register concerning your domain name are available to all as a matter of public record. … READ MORE

How do I renew a .za domain name?

You must contact your registrar before the expiration date of your domain if you intend to renew the registration, unless you have signed up for any automatic renewal services offered by your registrar.

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. READ MORE

What is ICANN?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System … Read More

Tell me about .Joburg, .CapeTown and .Durban domains

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) – READ MORE

Can I register a domain name directly under .za?

No, domain name registrations under .za are currently not allowed… READ MORE

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