Welcome To .ZA
Welcome to .za - the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Africa.
Over the years, a lot of domains have entered the internet landscape. But if it’s in South Africa, it’s gotta be .ZA.
.ZA is the most widely accepted and trusted internet domain space in South Africa, through its second level domains, such as .CO.ZA and .ORG.ZA to name a few. If it’s a web or email address ending in .za then it’s trusted, locally relevant and proudly South African.
.ZA is the official country code internet name for South Africa.
It is the largest domain name space in Africa by any measure! Experience shows that Internet names, ending with .ZA rank amongst the highest and most relevant on popular Internet search engines when searching for products, services and information relating to South Africa.
Businesses with a .za domain are more relevant and appealing to millions of South Africans. Not only is it a safe and secure option, it’s a lot more cost effective than other domains, even more so than a .com. and a .net. Getting a .ZA domain is easy, fast and affordable. Simply speak to any one of the over 400 accredited registrars.
Choose from a selection of relevant second level domains, including the popular co.za namespace, intended for commercial purposes; or on the flip side of the coin the equally popular org.za namespace for non-commercial use. .ZA has it all.
So how do you register a .ZA domain name?
Well, you can register via any one of the over 400 accredited registrars across South Africa, Africa and the world, and be a part of the most influential Internet space in South Africa. Our accredited registrars will provide you with guidance on suitable hosting options, bundling, pricing and many other value-added online services. They will gladly assist you.
.ZA places priority on implementing protection mechanisms to mitigate the abuse of intellectual property and other important naming rights. Anyone can use the .ZA Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process to lodge a complaint against an abusive or offensive domain name registration.
The ADR process is more efficient and cost effective than court proceedings and we are fortunate to have a well establish legal community that actively participates in, and supports this process.
The Mark Validation System or MVS is another great innovative solution that allows brands and business owners to further protect their valuable naming rights against misuse and misappropriation.
The MVS provides a watch and claims service to inform both the domain name applicant and mark holder if a potential conflict exists between a validated right and a new domain name application.
.ZA is undoubtedly a great online identity for your locally relevant products, service and information.
Go ahead: Register your own .ZA domain name and connect with South Africa!
Extend and enhance your existing online identity by securing your very own, unique domain name!