Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) provides a simpler means of dealing with Domain Administration. It is becoming an international standard as the accepted means of communication between Registries and Registrars.
In South Africa, ZARC (previously ZACR & prior UniForum) is the Registry managing the South African based .co.za domain names. ZARC had been using a proprietary ‘Legacy’ system, which requires a parsing of mailings. Although effective, it is time consuming, potentially prone to errors, and outdated in comparison to EPP.
ZARC has adopted the EPP system to ease the process of dealing with co.za domains and their Registrars.