A domain name is string of characters that make up a web address (yourname.co.za) or email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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
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
An “abusive registration” is basically a domain name registration which is registered to take unfair advantage of another person’s rights, or to be detrimental to, or infringing, another person’s rights. READ MORE
What is a Domain Dispute?
A domain name dispute is a dispute regarding a registered domain name, which dispute is between a complainant and a person who registered a domain name (i.e. registrant). According to the Regulations, the basis of a domain name dispute can either be an abusive or an offensive registration.
Does ZADNA Have Mechanisms To Resolve .za Domain Name Disputes?
Yes, ZADNA has the Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations for the resolution of disputes, but the ADR Regulations only apply to un-moderated SLDs under ZACR’s operation. READ MORE
How Do I Lodge a Domain Name DIspute?
A complainant can lodge a dispute by first selecting a service provider from those accredited by ZADNA… READ MORE