.africa Domain Name
.africa Domain Name

.africa Domain Registration

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.


Free Pre-Registration—availability is not guaranteed. Register now to be notified via email with options to purchase.

.africa Domain Description

The .africa domain name extension is the new gTLD catering to the continent of Africa. The .africa extension is being offered to promote the growth of the internet and all of its related services all over Africa. If you are a person or company with an African market, a new .africa domain name represents a fabulous new way to connect to your audience and increase your online visibility on that continent. Get your new .africa domain name today and start engaging with your African users more easily than ever before!

.africa Domain Free Pre-Registration FAQs
?.africa General FAQ
The .africa name will create an exclusive presence for Africa on the internet. It provides a regional identity for businesses, organizations and individuals so they may display their association to Africa. Africa has developed into a global force in the international commercial, political and cultural network. The .africa domain aspires to embrace this dynamism in the African Country to become a nucleus, intersection and breeding ground for Internet activity and development in the region. DotConnectAfrica (DCA) is to be the Sponsoring Organization and Registry Operator for the .africa gTLD.

Africa being the world's second largest continent in the world is known for its beautiful environments, exotic wildlife and diverse cultures but also has some of the poorest nations, cpr144449003101 largest populations, and harshest living conditions in the world. The new .africa domain could potentially benefit African economy by encouraging website creation, domain registrations and overall African internet usage.

?Why are there new gTLD's? .africa new gTLD domain names?
The internet has revolutionized the modern world, connecting more than 2.4 billion internet users for commercial, social, cultural, and educational purposes. Vying for domain name space in this virtual real estate market has become increasingly difficult at a cost-effective level for new businesses, entrepreneurs, and even individuals. To break out from the limited space provided by current gTLD extensions, ICANN has begun the process of releasing over cpr144449003101 1,000 new extensions. By adding to the internet’s list of extensions, ICANN intends not only to allow more domain names, but create a safer, more efficient internet that has instant significance of a website’s content in regards to its extension. The .africa clearly shows what the website will contain, and therefore saves time and helps streamline the internet user’s experiences online. Get your .africa domain today!
?When will .africa be available ?
ICANNs New gTLD program is well under way and as the program continues to progress New gTLDs will be released at a consistent pace. As 101domain gets more cpr144449003101 information on New gTLD releases, we will be updating release dates on a per-extension basis. Look for many more new and exciting domain names becoming available in the near future!
?Why should I pre-register new top-level domain .africa now?
Pre-registering a .africa domain will allow us to submit your domain for registration as soon as it becomes possible to do so. This is the best way to secure your chance of owning a new gTLD domain. By pre-registering you will not have cpr144449003101 to worry about missing any deadlines and because pre-registration is free, you have nothing to lose. Also submitting a free pre-registration allows 101domain.com to update you on pricing, policies and deadlines. Unfortunately, 101domain.com cannot guarantee that we can successfully register a .africa pre-registered domain.
?Does it cost anything to pre-register .africa?
The .africa pre-registration process is completely free. You will only be required to provide a valid email address and your other contact details. Only when the gTLD is open for registration and you wish to register the domain name will you be required to provide a credit card and payment.

We may send you an email regarding your .africa free pre-registration to confirm you request. If this cpr144449003101 email is not deliverable, your account will be closed and your free pre-registration will be deleted.

?Am I obligated to register a .africa domain I pre-registered?
No. .africa Pre-registrations are non-binding and free. Once we receive information regarding the domain policy and we know the price, you cpr144449003101 will be asked to confirm your pre-registration, which would allow you to change your non-binding pre-registration into a binding General Availability Pre-Order.
?Are there any limitations on .africa free pre-registrations?
101domain.com has set a limit of 500 .africa free pre-registrations per user. This limit is intended to allow equal opportunity to cpr144449003101 our customers and prevent domain name warehousing. Any .africa free pre-registrations that exceed this amount or create multiple accounts will be deleted.
?Is 101domain.com authorized to accept .africa free pre-registrations?
Yes, 101domain.com is authorized cpr144449003101 to accept .africa free pre-registrations.
?.africa How much will the yearly registration fee be?
Pricing information for the new gTLDs .africa is not yet available. Any users cpr144449003101 with free pre-registrations will be notified by email once this information is available.
?What will the gTLD launch sequence be for .africa

When the a gTLD .africa is approved, ICANN will set forth rules and guidelines as well as a launch sequence which dictates who can register a new gTLD .africa, when and under what conditions. The expected launch sequence will be:

  • Trademark Sunrise .africa – is a special period that provides current brand and trademarks owners the opportunity to secure their trademarks under the new top level domain. The fee for registration during this period is usually higher as trademarks will need to be verified and cleared.
  • Landrush – a short registration period for entities and individuals who do not own a trademark in the name they wish to register. It is intended for highly sought-after generic .africa domains and are usually priced significantly higher cpr144449003101 than registering during general availability. If more than one landrush application is received for the same .africa domain, the .africa domain will usually go to auction in which the applicants will have the chance to bid for the domain.
  • General Availability – This phase is open to the general public and is a first-come, first served launch. When a .africa domain is registered, it is officially reserved and registered in real time.
  • Premium or Reserved Names – A registry can and will withhold .africa domains names from open registrations that are considered premium domains, which are names that are highly desired or unique. These .africa domains with this premium status will eventually be auctioned to the highest bidder.