How to Register or Transfer your Domain Name

If domains.co.za is your domain name Hosting Provider of choice, you’ll be happy to learn that our Domain Name Servers (DNS) are geo-redundant.

 

What’s Geo-Redundancy?

Well, we know your business doesn’t have time for downtime. That’s why we boast four Domain Name Servers (DNS) hosted in various local and international geographical locations. Two are located in Johannesburg, one in Cape Town and another in London. This way geographical disruptions like power outages, will not affect your hosting.

Here are some guidance tips when registering or transferring your domain.

 

How to register a domain name with Domains.co.za

Follow these steps to buy your WWW property:

Step 1: Click here.
Step 2: Search for your chosen domain name’s availability. Consider a unique TLD as a domain extension to help your business stand out!
Step 3: Click “Add to cart” once you are happy with your choice.
Step 4: Click “Proceed to checkout”
Step 5: Want Whois Privacy? This will keep your domain registration information private on all domain Whois servers worldwide. Select 'On' if required, or leave it 'Off’.
Step 6: Complete the purchase by paying online via one of our convenient payment gateways.

Your new domain can take up to 24 hours to become active!

 

If you have purchased a co.za domain name.
During The Great Domains Rush promotion which we are running to the end of September 2022, you can register the matching and available .africa, .durban, .joburg and/or .capetown for only R3.00* each.

 

How to transfer a domain name to Domains.co.za

Want to move your domain name to the Domains.co.za family? Follow these steps:

Step 1: Click here.
Step 2: Enter the domain name you want to transfer in the blue block, and click “Check Transfer”
Step 3: Click “Proceed to checkout”
Step 4: Should you require Whois Privacy to keep your registration information private, then select 'On' if required, or leave it 'Off’.

 

Please note that local .za transfers are usually free, however international domain transfers may incur a small fee. If your current hoster completes their side timeously, the transfer can take up to seven days.

 

To ensure the minimum amount of downtime for your business/personal website, we require the following prior to setting up your domain on our DNS (Domain Name Servers):

  1. Advise your current domain name hoster that you will be transferring your domain to domains.co.za
  2. Provide us with the FTP details
  3. Send us a copy of your database (where applicable)
  4. Forward the Authorisation Code (if applicable)
  5. Unlock the Domain (if applicable)
  6. Kindly send us the email addresses pertaining to the domain, or that you will require.

The following are included for FREE when you transfer your domain name to us:

  1. Domain Parking
  2. DNS Hosting
  3. Name Server Management
  4. URL Forwarding
  5. Social Engagement Tracking
  6. Domain Support
  7. “Ist it Up” Monitoring Tool
  8. Blacklist Checking

 

*Terms and conditions apply.