Registrar express their woes regarding changes in .za domain space


In an earlier post we had informed you about the proposed changes in the South African domain name space. After shortlisting registrars, .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) had announced several changes in the infrastructure of Country’s domain. The changes have raised concerns from several registrar companies providing services in these domain names.  The major concern has been regarding the...

.za Domain Name Authority discusses draft registrar policies

In a previous post we talked about how the .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) had invited new players to join the extension. New entrants for registry services of second level .za domain names including co.za, web.za, net.za and org.za were invited and shortlisted into 5 final candidates.  Following this, ZADNA has proposed draft policies that would involve the registry operators and...

Second-level .za domain name shortlists five bidders


South Africa’s domain space is looking for new players. South Africa’s ccTLD is .za. Domain names belonging to this TLD are administered and managed by a statutory body, .ZA Domain Name Authority. It is also popularly called as ZADNA. ZADNA had opened the .za domain name space for eligible bidders. The bidding was allowed for second level .za domain names which includes co.za, web.za, net.za and...

Why The ZACR Believes .ZA Domain Prices Must Increase


South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR), the non-profit organization which handles the 2LDs under the country’s ccTLD, is pushing for a price restructuring for its co.za, web.za, org.za and net.za domains. It wants to increase the wholesale registration and renewal price by R10. The present annual domain fee of R45 has remained unchanged since 2014, and the ZACR desires it increased to R55. It...

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