Provision of Registry Services: .ZA Second Level Registrations

Apr 16, 2018


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Request for Expressions of Interest: Provision of Registry Services: .ZA Second Level Registrations

Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is 12h00 (South African Standard Time) on Monday, 21 May 2018.

In compliance with international best practices in domain name administration, ZADNA recently released for public consultation a Public Discussion Document assessing the viability of Second Level Registrations (SLRs) in .ZA (e.g.

The deadline for submission of feedback to the Public Discussion Document is 23 April 2018. ZADNA intends to use the feedback received to guide the implementation of SLRs in .ZA.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) exercise is conducted parallel to the .ZA SLR Public Consultation Process, and is meant to help ZADNA understand suitable SLR registry business model and registry system options. ZADNA anticipates that the EOI exercise will lead to a Request for Proposal exercise, but this depends largely on the outcome of the SLR Public Consultation Process.

Accordingly, service providers responding to the EOI (“bidders”) should be cognisant of the fact that the EOI is a preliminary exercise that will assist ZADNA in understanding available registry options for SLRs.

Bidders consent and accept that the EOI process will not result in any appointment for provision of registry services for SLRs.

EOIs must reach ZADNA no later than 12h00 (South African Standard Time) on Monday, 21 May 2018. They must be submitted to Mr. Vika Mpisane (Chief Executive Officer of ZADNA) by email to

It is responsibility of each bidder to ensure that its EOI reaches ZADNA no later than the aforementioned deadline.

EOIs received after the deadline will not be accepted.

About .ZA Domain Name Authority

.za Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA) is a not-for-profit organisation that manages and regulates the .za namespace.

.ZADNA’s Legislative Mandate is to administer, regulate and issues licenses in terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (2002).

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.ZADNA is statutory regulator and manager of .ZA

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