About .co.za Domain Names

Exceptions to Whois information
The whois information for .co.za domains lists our partner 1API GmbH as the registrar of the domain. DO NOT direct customers to contact 1API. Please escalate any issues to ccTLD Team in Domain Services.

The .co.za country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents the Republic of South Africa. For companies that conduct business in South Africa and individuals who want to reach the growing number of Internet users there, these domain names are a good investment. Registering a .co.za domain name gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.

Who can register .co.za domain names?

Any person or corporation can register a .co.za domain name on a first-come, first-served basis.

These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Which registry controls .co.za domain names?

ZADNA is the registry for .co.za domain names.

For how long can I register .co.za domain names?

You can register .co.za domain names for one year at a time.

When do .co.za domain names renew?

Your .co.za domain name must be renewed at least 2 days prior to expiration to avoid a $75 redemption fee and downtime.

If you do not pay the fee, the renewal fails before its expiration date and the domain will be parked and locked upon expiration.

You can renew your .co.za domain name at any time prior to this as long as the remaining term is less than one year, and the new registration term does not exceed two years.

Can I transfer .co.za domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Trasferimento dei nomi di dominio su GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

The 60-day lock does not apply to .co.za domain names.

NOTE: A co.za domain name cannot be transfered within the first 7 days following registration.

Can I transfer .co.za domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Trasferimento di nomi di dominio a un altro registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

If the transfer is not accepted in 5 days, the .co.za transfer will fail.

NOTE: A co.za domain name cannot be transfered within the first 7 days following registration.

Can I add privacy and protection to .co.za domain names?

Yes. Domains By Proxy® Private Registration and Protected Registration are available for .co.za domain names.

Can I backorder .co.za domain names?

No. We do not currently support the backorder of .co.za domain names.

Can I move .co.za domain names to another account with you?

We do not support account changes for .co.za domains at this time.

Can I update the contact information for .co.za domain names?

Yes. See Modifica delle informazioni di contatto del dominio for details on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .co.za domain names?

Yes. The following requirements apply to .co.za nameservers:

  • 2-5 nameservers are allowed
  • 1-5 IPs are allowed per nameserver.
  • Child nameservers require an IP address.
  • Child host nameservers cannot be removed unless you delete the parent domain and then they will be deleted along with it.
  • Max length of a nameserver name is 186 characters (not including the parent domain name).

NOTE: Vanity nameservers are supported for .co.za domain names.

Do you support DNSSEC for .co.za domain names?

No.

Are IDN characters available for .co.za domain names?

No. At this time, .co.za domain names are only available with Latin alphabet characters (a-z).


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