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What is a .africa domain?

The .africa domain extension is the new gTLD catering to the continent of Africa. This extension is being offered to promote the development and growth of the internet in Africa.

How do I buy a .africa domain?

Looking to buy a .africa domain name? You've come to the right place! ZACR, the registry authorized to operate the .africa domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .africa domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .africa registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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101domain is .africa Accredited

How do I transfer a .africa domain?

Transferring your .africa domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .africa domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

Starting @ 17.99 USD / yr

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FAQs for .africa

.africa domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .africa during general availability is Instant.
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).
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .africa. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .africa requirements before transfer out can be started.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new domain.

All .Africa domains will follow the Lifecycle described below.

  • Registration. Domain may be deleted within the first 7 days following creation for a partial refund.
  • 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

Domain Requirements for .africa

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.

How do I renew a .africa domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .africa domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

Starting @ 31.49 USD / yr

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