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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name like www.your-domain-name.co.za is a website address that people will use to find you on the internet. Domain names are used as an address to locate businesses, organizations, or other entities on the Internet.
The domain name is the foundation of your website (www.your-domain-name.co.za) as well as your email address (email@example.com), using a well thought up domain name allows your customers to identify and remember you more easily on the Web.
A great benefit of using your own domain name is that regardless of how many times you change your website hosting provider, your Email and website address will always remain the same.
I don't have a website yet, why do I need a domain name now?
Registering your domain name now ensures that you own the domain name that may not otherwise be available when you want it.
Once registered, the domain name is yours, provided the domain renewal fees are paid each year.
You can park the domain, use it, sell it or lease it to other individuals or companies.
Domain parking is included free with all our domain name registrations and transfers.
What type of domain names can I register at Domains.co.za
We offer all South African ccTLD and gTLD domains (ie: .co.za .org.za .net.za .web.za .joburg .durban and .capetown)
International TLD's and gTLD's domains are also available, including all the most popular .com .net .org .biz and .mobi.
With more than 1000 new gTLD domains being added to the internet, we will constantly update our list of available domain extensions.
Why Domains.co.za for your domain names
We are the only operational ICANN Accredited Registrar in South Africa and currently the largest ICANN Registrar in Africa.
Some of the largest companies in South Africa look to us for solutions because of our expertise and extensive experience in the domain name industry.
With each domain name registration or transfer we include a range of free services including Domain Parking, URL Forwarding and DNS Management on our globally redundant nameservers.
How long does it take to register a domain name?
Your domain registration could be complete within minutes, provided the domain registration fee is paid and your registration information is filled out correctly.
How long does it take to transfer a domain name?
This depends on the ccTLD or gTLD that is being transferred.
Legacy .co.za domains can take up to 24 hours to transfer, while .co.za domains which are on EPP can be transferred in a matter of minutes, provided the domain transfer is accepted by the domain owner.