Domain Name Search and Register
At domains.co.za we make domain registration easy and inexpensive, register your domain today!
Use our Domain Name Search to check if your perfect domain name is available for registration. Enter the domain name you would like to register and click the search button to see its availability.
Not ready to launch a website just yet? No Problem! You can register your domain name with us, without it being associated with any services such as e-mail or website hosting until you are ready to launch.
With every domain you get free DNS management and free DNS hosting on our geographically redundant nameserver, even if your website is hosted elsewhere.
Host your domain with us and point it to another providers nameservers or you can use our geographically redundant nameservers for free DNS hosting.
Use our free URL forwarding service, also called Domain Pointing, to easily point your domain name to another one of your existing website.
DNSSEC protects your domain again various attacks, think of it as an SSL for your domain name. Using our easy to use interface, you can enable DNSSEC protection on your domain name with the click of a button.
With over 100+ years of cumulative domain experience in our Support department, we are confident that we can assist you with any issues you may face.
“Is It Up” Monitoring Tool
Use our free “Is It Up” service to check if your domain or website is accessible from our systems on HTTP and HTTPS.
Check your domain against 120 well-known blacklists to see if your domain is blacklisted on any of them. Should your domain be blacklisted, a delisting link to the RBL provider will be provided.
Easy & Intuitive Management
Our intuitive and easy to use customer portal has been designed to provide you with a fluid and simple customer experience, making management of your domain names easy and quick.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.