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Speaking to ITWeb on the sidelines of the ., Masilela said he was honoured to be named as one of the recipients of the prestigious award.

New heights envisaged for .africa

8 Nov 2017 Internet
By Kgaogelo Letsebe

Two years later, in 2014, the Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers granted the contract, appointing ZACR, trading as Registry Africa, as the official operator for .africa TLD for a 10-year period.
ZACR says both continental and international brands are registering for .africa domain names.
ZACR is encouraging org.za domain name owners to transfer their domains from ZACR's Legacy platform to the EPP platform.

ZACR warns about fake Govt sites

28 Jul 2017 Security
By Staff Writer

ZACR says legitimate South African government Web sites will always end in gov.za, and not in co.
ICANN recently delegated the .Africa domain to South African administrator, the ZA Central Registry (ZACR), and registrations will be fully open in July.
"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..

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