Is your website Black-Friday-ready?

Over the past few years America’s most anticipated shopping-day, Black Friday, has caught on heavily in South Africa as well. Followed by Cyber Monday, many retailers are making a weekend of it. Consumers can, therefore, expect to see great promotions and limited-time-only deals popping up around every corner. As Thanksgiving weekend isn’t a holiday in SA, many consumers will be getting their shopping fixes online, which means smaller online stores can get in on the action too. With this epic weekend only a week away, it’s time to take action now. Here are our top tips to get your website Black-Friday-ready: Talk to your hosting company Much like a shopper at a physical store will be tempted to leave if there are crowds and lengthy [...]

Domains.co.za an Official Sponsor of Discovery 947 Ride Joburg

Domains.co.za is proud to announce that we are one of the official sponsors of the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg 2019 and its respective races. The Kids’ Ride, MTB Ride, 947 Vitality Short Ride and Discovery 947 Ride Joburg boast approximately 27 500 riders in total and Domains.co.za is excited to be sponsoring the water bottles for all of the riders. The demands of everyday life can be challenging but physical exercise is a great way to destress, blow off steam and promote cardiovascular health. Domains.co.za realises the importance of investing in the health of the community and do this by endorsing various racing events as well as sport and race days organised by charities. In October, in preparation for the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg, the team participated in the 2019 [...]

Competition: Win a Domains.co.za Kit for the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg

On Sunday 17 November thousands will flock to partake in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg competition. While this challenge might go by a new name this year it is still the same gruelling and addictive “Cycle Challenge” we’ve come to love. This year the route will once again be in reverse, as it proved to be quite popular last year.  NEW: Discovery joins the challenge as part of their commitment to getting 100-million people 20% more active by 2025. Plus, there is also an option to do a shorter ride (40Km). As a domains and hosting provider with a dedicated support team, a lot of what we do takes place at desks. That’s why we’ve introduced innovative and informal brainstorming and meeting hubs at the office where we get to stand and move [...]

Domains.co.za is supporting Slipper Day: 10 May!

This Friday 10 May marks the annual celebration of the Reach For A Dream Foundation’s (RFAD) annual Slipper Day. This initiative is aimed at gaining support and awareness for children with life-threatening illnesses in a fun and positive manor: by wearing slippers to work, school etc. Participants can purchase a wristband for R10 at Wimpy, Pick ‘n Pay or Dischem. The Reach For A Dream Foundation’s main goal is to realise dreams of kids with illnesses such as cancer in an attempt to give them encouragement and hope. The campaign’s slogan of “Not all heroes wear capes” is extremely fitting. In multiple hospitals (and at home) many children are fighting for their lives and are heroes in the hearts of those near to them. At Domains.co.za, we [...]

Domains.co.za sponsoring local youth’s soccer team

There are lots Domains.co.za are passionate about. Entrepreneurship, cool domains names , UltraFast and secure web VPS hosting as well as delivering incredible service to our customers, but these aren’t the only things. We are passionate about giving back to the community too. Through last year’s   947 charity drive  we were able to help nearly 70 charities by donating thousands of water bottles for the cyclist who were competing for their respective causes. Helping charities through events that encourage physical fitness are particularly important to us as we believe that leading a balanced lifestyle is crucial in the demanding and stressful times we live in. That’s why we are happy to announce that we are sponsoring a local soccer team for [...]

Register a new African gTLD for just R30

We are happy to announce that all our African geographic Top Level Domain (gTLD) names will sell for only R30 (incl.VAT) until end March. This Domains.co.za promotion, in conjunction with the Registry, is valid for all new .africa, .joburg, .capetown and .durban domain name registrations. This promotion is unfortunately not valid for any domain name renewals, however ALL our domain names are still FREE with any   website builder package , web hosting or EPYC VPS Hosting package signups. Why consider an African gTLD for your business or venture? Connect with your audience: A .africa or city domain name immediately shows commitment to a target audience located in a specific geographical area. It shows your patriotism towards your continent or city and [...]

Domains.co.za teams up with multiple charities on 947 Cycle Challenge

At domains.co.za, we have a soft spot for those in need, especially those  who cannot stand up for themselves. We have therefore sponsored a large number of our branded BPA free water bottles to The Society for Animals in Distress (SAID), DL Link, The Smile Foundation, Reach for a dream, the Hope Foundation (to name a few) to use as part of their Cycle Challenge goody bags. To date, domains.co.za have sponsored thousands of water bottles to over 65 charities to show our appreciation for the good work these guys are doing. We would like to share what these charities are about: SAID The Society for Animals in Distress (SAID) is the single largest welfare vet care provider in SA. It has been assisting domestic animals since 1958 and currently treat around 100 [...]

Domains.co.za announces its 14 x Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge competition winners

In mid September domains.co.za  launched a Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge competition  in which we offered 10 branded tops and bib kits (each to the value of R2500) up for grabs to 10 lucky race entrants. Overwhelmed by the interest, we decided to choose 14 winners instead of just 10. After a random selection process, we are happy to announce our 14 winners:   Andre Liebenberg Nick Pluck Norman van der Merwe Garreth Keet Kyle Petersen Hilton Tarrant Ben de Klerk Adam Orpen Sherylee McBride Madondo Daniel Mahlaule Lisa O’ Neill Gideon Fourie Andrew Dixon Shaun Smith   Congratulations to each of you. Your prizes are ready and waiting to be delivered! We received hundreds of entries and sincerely appreciate [...]

947 Cycle Challenge Cyclists: Win a Domains.co.za R2500 Cycling Kit

At Domains.co.za we are enthusiastic about leading a balanced lifestyle. Life is busy and stressful and it is important to blow off steam in a healthy way. When it comes to getting your sweat on, we are particularly passionate about cycling. The wind in your hair…that thrill after successfully completing a challenging race… The 947 Cycle Challenge is the beast of all cycle races and this year's race will be in “reverse”. Hill after hill in an unforgiving city setting for the 1st roughly 55 kms are tough to say the least. But this year there is some good news too: 1. The route is now in reverse, which means the usual climbs will now be downhill and vice versa. 2. Domains.co.za is giving away 10 Cycle Kits to the value of R2500 each to 10 [...]

What is WHOIS Privacy and why do domain owners need it?

In short, if you own a domain name, you can benefit from WHOIS Privacy. But let’s unpack this for a moment. The world of the internet unlocks many benefits for companies and individuals alike. With it you can work faster, more seamlessly and efficiently, and with a strong online presence it is possible to take your company as far as London and Japan. If you know how to use the internet effectively, the world is most definitely your oyster. In the process, however, you also expose yourself to the threats of the World Wide Web. Cyber security is something that every single one of us using the internet is vulnerable to. That is why companies are installing things like anti-virus software and SSL certificates on their website to protect their customers from any potential [...]

How does the GDPR affect domain registrars & resellers in South Africa?

How does the GDPR affect domain registrars & resellers in South Africa? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), also referred to as the EU Regulation 2016/679, is an internet data privacy regulation aimed at protecting personal data of individuals in the European Economic Area. All companies that supply a service to anyone that resides in the EU, needs to be GDPR-compliant by 25 May 2018. In essence GDPR addresses how companies are collecting, storing and protecting the data they obtain from people in the EU. It gives customers control over their data in the following ways: • Customers need to give companies consent to obtain data, and companies are required to disclose what the information will be used for. • Customers can request to be [...]