The .ZA Domain

Registered Domains
.ZA is the
most popular ccTLD in Africa
The main Language used
Register .ZA as
Since 1990
Domain For
South Africa
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
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Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .za websites

Global 120.
Global 1,794.
Global 2,232.
Global 4,855.

Subdomains for .za

About .za

What is .za?

The .za web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Africa.
South Africa with its estimated population of 51,770,560, ranks as the 6th most populous country in Africa. The .za extension currently the 1st most valued ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Africa. Today .za has more than 852,633 registered addresses. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .za domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .za domain has been around since 1990.

Who can register .za domain?

Any individual or legal entity are allowed to register a .za extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .za extension?

A .za extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in South Africa. In South Africa the primary used language is English. English is the 1st most used website language in the world. A website with a .za extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The following are the main criteria that a web name has to be:
In a .za web name you can use English letters (a-z), numbers (i.e.0-9) and hyphen "-" or a combination of these.
A domain name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain cannot start or end with dashes. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
For .za registered web name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .za web name registration interval: 1-10 years registration are authorized at once.
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