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.co.za Domain Registration


The .co.za is country code domain extension used for South Africa which is located in the southern part of Africa.



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Register your .co.za domain

Yes. There are documents and additional information required to register the domain name.

Before you place an order for a .CO.ZA domain, please take note of the following:

Registration process

To register a .CO.ZA, you have to send a scanned Authorization Letter using the letterhead of the ministry or government parastatal that plans to register the domain name. 

If you are registering any other name not related to the ministry or state government parastatal, you are to send A scanned copy of a letter on the letterhead of the organisation the domain is intended for. This letter should state the purpose of the domain name.

The letter must contain the domain name to be registered (confirm that the domain of choice meets all criteria by sending an email to compliance@whogohost.com with the proposed domain name before preparing this letter) and the name of the person authorized to register the domain. This authorized person must be working at the ministry and the following details should be stated in the letter.

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.

There is no trustee service available for this domain extension

D Protection is a service that hides your private information (name, address, email, etc) from being displayed publicly in a global database on WHOIS and reduce spam from scammers

No. The ID protection feature cannot be used for this domain extension.

Yes, some .co.za domain names are restricted.

Both Companies and Individuals are eligible to register this domain extension.

The minimum period it can be registered for is 1 Year.

It takes 1 week to register the domain name.

The maximum period to register the .co.za domain extension is 1 year.

The domain name can be renewed 5 days before the due date. If the domain is not renewed before the expiry date, it can still be renewed within 20 days of expiration but attracts a fee of N30,000 which is more than the exact renewal fee. 

The .co.za domain extension:

  • must have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • It must start with an alphabet or a number and end with an alphabet or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z), numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • It must neither begin with nor end with a dash; There should be no stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í)
  • There must be no dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.co.za); and no space included (e.g. www.ab cd.co.za)
.za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) manages this domain extension.

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