The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) is the statutory regulator and manager of the .ZA namespace. Its mandate includes regulating all the operators of .ZA second level domains (SLDs), including Org.Za, Co.Za, Gov.Za and Net.Za.
The Co.Za zone file was first created on 4 June 1993 and began accepting manual applications shortly after that. By the beginning of 1995, registrations were possible through the now Legacy System which incorporated the use of email and SMTP to process requests and changes to the zone file. In 2013 teh Co.Za name space underwent a change which to this day allows registrars to integrate with the registry through the Extensible Provisioning Protocol and manage their domain names.
Registering a Co.za Domain name
- Accredited Registrars
In order to register a new Co.Za domain name, an Accredited Registrar must be used. The ZACR provides a complete list of Co.Za Accredited Registrars in the earlier link. The Legacy method of registration of domain names via email is still in place, although it is being phased out slowly.
- Policies and Procedures
All domain names in the Co.Za namespace are governed by specific rules and regulations. These rules and regulations are outlned in the Published Policies and Procedures.
- Fee Schedule
All Co.Za domain names are subject to registration and renewal fees. Please note that only ZACR Accredited Registrars have access to the wholesale pricing. Domain Owners must speak to their registrars regarding fees. Users making use of the Legacy System for domain name registration (email method) are charged differently at the Legacy Pricing.
- Dispute Resolution
Some domain name may be subject to disputes due to the current owner not having any rights to the domain name. All disputes are resolved in accordance to the Dispute Resolution Policy.
- Co.Za Charter
The charter was developed by the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) and governs the reason and direction for the Co.Za name space.
- Become a Co.Za Accredited Registrar
Registrars wishing to become Co.Za Accredited Registrars can do so by following Step 4 of the Registrar Onboarding Procedure and activating their Co.Za Live Credentials. Please note that prior to doing this, a ZAR 5,000 fee must be paid to the Registry. Payments can be made online through the Registrar Panel, or via EFT using our Banking Details.
Last update: 09-02-2015 12:32:32
As the end of the year approaches, please keep in mind the following information to avoid any frustrations over the holiday period.
Our offices will be closed from the 21st of December 2020 and will reopen on the 4th of January 2021. We will have skeleton staff on standby to attend to urgent customer queries.
EPP and Legacy Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
EPP and Legacy Accounts: email@example.com
Happy holidays and let us continue to maintain social distancing as we approach this peak time!
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