Call To Action

In a bid to create more awareness around COVID-19 Government has called on all .za domain name holders that have an associated website to create a landing page with a visible link to For more details see section 5.1.4 of Regulation No. 43164 published on 26 March 2020.

ZA Domain Check

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Performing the Domain Check Request
2. Possible Responses


EPP Domain Check


1. The check command will indicate if a domain name is currently reserved in a list.

2. The check command will indicate that a domain name is available for registration if the requesting registrar has reserved the name.

<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
      <domain:check xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">

Possible Responses

The following are possible responses from our server.

1000: Domain Check Command Completed Successfully

A response code of 1000 means that the Domain Check command was processed. The return message will indicate the availability of the domain. To verify availability, the <domain:name> element must be reviewed. The attribute "avail" will indicate the availability of the domain. If the domain is available,the attribute will have a value of 1. If the domain name is not available, the attribute will have a value of 0. Results that have an avail attribute value of 0 will be followed by the <domain:reason> element which indicates why the domain is not available.

<epp:epp xmlns:epp="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
    <epp:result code="1000">
      <epp:msg>Domain Check Command completed successfully</epp:msg>
      <domain:chkData xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
          <domain:name avail="1"></domain:name>
          <domain:name avail="0"></domain:name>
          <domain:reason>Domain reserved. Reason: 'Legal'</domain:reason>
          <domain:name avail="0"></domain:name>
          <domain:reason>In Use</domain:reason>


Last update: 24-06-2014 12:33:10

festive season

As the end of the year approaches, please keep in mind the following information to avoid any frustrations over the holiday period.


Closure Date:

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.


Contact details:
EPP and Legacy Support:
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Happy holidays and let us continue to maintain social distancing as we approach this peak time!




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