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"The long journey to delegate the rights to administer .africa to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) clearly created a tremendous amount of pent-up demand for Africa's new home on the web," says Lucky Masilela, ZACR CEO.

.africa landrush starts today

5 Jun 2017 Internet
By Staff Writer

The general public can apply for .africa geographic Top Level Domain as ZACR's landrush phase kicks off.
ZACR says only 2 394 org.za domain owners have heeded the call to prevent deletion.
ZACR warns that failing to register brands for .africa domain names could lead to significant legal costs.

Imminent launch of .africa

29 Mar 2017 Internet
By Paula Gilbert

The launch dates for the embattled .africa domain are "final and approved", says ZACR.
Premium domain names are domains the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has deemed as premium or high value, and it sells these domain names at a premium rate in comparison to a regular domain name..

.africa domain will be available mid-year

16 Feb 2017 Internet
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

Companies can apply for domain names with the affixture .africa from July, following ICANN delegating the domain to ZACR.

ZACR gets nod as registrar

29 Nov 2016 Internet
By Staff Writer

The administrator of SA's .za domain name, the ZA Central Registry (ZACR), can now sell generic top level domains (gTLDs) such as .

SA Internet turns 25

14 Nov 2016 Internet
By Staff Writer

"We have solid Internet foundations built two-and-a-half decades ago by visionary South Africans who saw the potential of a new technology that has today flourished in this country and built many local centres of Internet excellence," says ZACR CEO Lucky Masilela..

ZACR suspends 15 000 domains

12 Sep 2016 Internet
By Staff Writer

The registry says org.za domain name-holders need to transfer their domains to ZACR-accredited registrars, or face deletion.
ZACR is confident ZAdotCities registrations will experience continued growth..

Price drop for ZAdotCity domains

7 Jul 2016 Internet
By Staff Writer

The ZACR offers .capetown, .
ICANN was trying to reverse a previous ruling by the central district court of California, in April, which granted the injunction in favour of Mauritius-based DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA). The injunction prevented ICANN from immediately delegating the rights to the .
A small step forward in the three-year battle over the domain as a Californian court grants ZACR's motion to dismiss all claims against it by rival DCA..
ZA Domains provides white label domain management solutions to Web hosts, Web development houses and ISPs, enabling them to provision and manage any of the domains provisioned by ZA Central Registry (ZACR)..
After a two-and-a-half-year battle, South Africa's ZA Central Registry (ZACR) was in March officially given the go-ahead by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to begin operating as the domain's official registry..

.africa domain held up again

9 Mar 2016 Internet
By Paula Gilbert

DotConnectAfrica continues to fight ZACR's confirmation as the official registry for the .africa domain, this time in a US court.

.co.za domain names hit 1m

19 Aug 2015 Internet
By Staff Writer

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) reached the one million mark for registered domain names with the registration of ..

.africa domain remains in limbo

24 Jul 2015 Internet
By Paula Gilbert

The battle for who gets to be the official registry operator for .africa has been going on for more than two years.

Get yournamehere.city now

4 Nov 2014 Internet
By Staff Writer

"GA means that anyone, whether in South Africa or abroad, can register a dotJoburg, dotCapeTown or dotDurban city domain name with Domains.co.

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