FAQ for domain names in .CO.ZA and South Africa
Is local company in South Africa required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in South Africa in order to get a .CO.ZA domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in South Africa?
No, it is not necessary to have a local administrative contact in South Africa to register a .CO.ZA domain name.
Are trademarks applicable in South Africa?
Unfortunately, access to .CO.ZA domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in South Africa or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .CO.ZA IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .CO.ZA domains?
Some restrictions apply to the type of domain names available in South Africa. Please contact us beforehand if you are seeking to apply for a generic type .CO.ZA domain.
How long does it take to register a .CO.ZA domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 3 days to register a .CO.ZA domain in South Africa. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the South African domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .CO.ZA domain name can consist of?
Applications for .CO.ZA domain names with less than 1 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .CO.ZA domain name can consist of?
Applications for .CO.ZA domain names with more than 30 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one South African domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of South African .CO.ZA domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
If you choose to use your own DNS, all specified name servers must be operational and respond authoritatively for the .CO.ZA domain.
Are there other TLDs related to South Africa available?
Yes, there are other South African domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for South Africa below: