.africa Domain Name Information

Select a section below to get information about price, domain specifications, domain dispute policies, domain requirements, WHOIS information and registry information for .africa domains. Start a search to register your .africa domain.

  • Time to Register Instant
  • Type gTLD
  • Registration Period 1 - 10 years
  • Renewal Grace Period 10 days
  • Redemption Period 20 days
  • Privacy Protection Available
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Local Presence Required No
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Are Individual .africa domain registrations allowed? Yes
  • Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .africa? Yes
  • Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .africa? No
  • Are some .africa domain names restricted? Yes

    Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

    To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

  • Does .africa domain have a special use? No
  • Other information I need to know about .africa? No
  • Are there any additional fees for .africa? No
  • Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .africa? No
  • Private Registration service available? Yes
  • Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No
What is the registration term allowed for .africa domain names?
.africa domain names are available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .africa domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .africa during general availability is Instant.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .africa domain names?
.africa Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter 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;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.africa); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.africa).
What is DNSSEC, and is it available for .africa domain?
DNSSEC is available for .africa domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .africa domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
What is Trustee Service, and is it available for .africa?
Trustee Service is not available for .africa extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
How do I host my .africa domain name?
Your .africa domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
Can I hide my .africa registration information (Private Registration)?
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .africa domain.
What is the grace period for .africa domain name?

All .Africa domains will follow the Lifecycle described below.

  • Domain reaches expiration date and enters the Pending Suspension Phase. This phase lasts a total of 5 days. During the 5 days the domain name may be renewed.
  • Domain reaches the end of the Pending Suspension Phase and enters the Pending Deletion Phase. This phase lasts a total of 5 days. During the 5 days the domain name may be renewed.
  • Domain reaches the end of the Pending Deletion Phase and enters the Closed Redemption Phase. This phase lasts a total of 20 days. During the 20 days the domain name may be renewed for an additional $150 USD and may not be deleted or transferred
Who is the registry that manages .africa domain names?
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .africa Top Level Domain is Registry Africa (ZACR). You may visit them at https://registry.africa/.
  • Registry Registry Africa (ZACR)
  • .africa Registry logo
  • Accredited Yes
  • Sponsoring Organization
    ZA Central Registry NPC trading as Registry.Africa
    PO Box 4620, Halfway House, 1685
    South Africa
  • Administrative Contact
    Neil Duncan Dundas
    DNS Africa Ltd
    19th Floor Newton Tower
    Sir William Newton Street
    Port Louis
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +27113140077
    Fax: +27113140088
  • Technical Contact
    Theo Kramer
    DNS Africa Ltd
    19th Floor Newton Tower
    Sir William Newton Street
    Port Louis
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +27115682800
    Fax: +27115681492
  • Sub Domains
  • Name Servers
    Host NameIP Address(es)