Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in collaboration with .ZADNA and ZACR now offers domain name registration for any registered company, close corporation or co-operative. In an effort to enhance the business opportunities to new companies the CIPC has decided to include domain registrations as one of the service offerings. This will allow companies to register their own domain names before-, during- or after the company registration process. Companies will also be able to defensively register domain names to protect their brand.
The CIPC currently only offers .co.za domain names at a cost of R51.30. The org.za; web.za; and net.za extensions will soon become available via the CIPC registration process. The CIPC does not offer hosting, only domain name registration.
Purchasing a domain name is an exciting step for a new business and the opportunity will assist small businesses to get online and grow. The collaboration is also intended to grow the .ZA namespace.