.za Domain Names

.za
Trustee Authority : .zaDNA (ZA Domain Name Authority)
Registry: UniForum SA
Origin: South Africa
Creation date: 1990

Description: .ZA is the official ccTLD of South Africa

The .ZA is available only in third-level domains, Gandi provides .CO.ZA

Whois: see http://whois.co.za/whois.shtml

Rules

.CO.ZA domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by UniForum SA since August 2012
Price: see the .CO.ZA price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .CO.ZA domains are open any identifiable legal entities (individuals and legal persons)
Syntax: from 1 to 30 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period: 1 year
Subdomains: .co.za
Private domain registration: no

Procedures

Registration: DNS must be specified and correctly configured according to the Registry's zonecheck
Renewal: no later than 2 days before the expiration date
Disputes: ZA ADR
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new Registrar. Be sure that the domain does not expire soon and was created at least 7 days prior to the request. In case of a transfer to Gandi, Gandi will send you an email for confirmation. Then, the transfer will be subject to confirmation of the Registry email or the approval of the transfer by the losing Registrar within a deadline of 5 days:
- if you confirm the Registry email, your domain will be automatically transferred,
- if you refuse or do not confirm the transfer, but the losing registrar does, then the domain will be transferred at the end of the deadline of 5 days,
- if neither you nor the losing Registrar confirm the transfer, your transfer request will be rejected at the end of the deadline of 5 days.
The transfer does not change the domain's expiration date
Change of Ownership: requires Gandi's owner change form and accompanying proofs of ID. The expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 20 days, see this table
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