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New local domains to launch soon

South Africans can expect the launch of three new city domains, .joburg, .capetown and .durban, before the end of the year. TechCentral first reported on the new city domains in 2012. It appears likely that the .africa domain, which was contested by a Mauritius-based company, will be available at the same time as the new city domains. The new domains are

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Price hike for .co.za domains

The price of registering a .co.za domain is set to shoot up by 50%, from R50/year to R75/year, on 1 March, but only for those using UniForum SA’s legacy domain registration system. Those electing to use a new system, based on the “Extensible Provision Protocol”, or EPP, will pay just R39,90/year

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UniForum to hike .za domain fees

UniForum SA, trading as the ZA Central Registry (ZACR), has proposed a shake-up to the popular .co.za domain space, including a 50% increase in annual fees payable by domain registrants. It’s also proposed that those who don’t pay their annual renewal fees within 60 days of them

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Bizarre twist in .africa tale

Mauritius-based DotConnectAfrica is laying claim to the .africa generic top-level domain (gTLD) for which SA’s ZA Central Registry is the African Union’s endorsed bidder. This is in spite of the fact that DotConnectAfrica inadvertently applied for the wrong domain, at a cost of US$185 000, and is unlikely to succeed in

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City Internet domains coming to SA

The ZA Central Registry has applied to administer three new top-level domains, one for each of SA’s three biggest cities. This comes in addition to the .africa domain that the registry expects it will be given the job of looking after. Each of the four domain names

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Shake-up for SA domain management

Web hosting and domain registrar DiaMatrix has become the first registrar of .co.za domains to incorporate SA domain administrator UniForum’s new extensive provisioning protocol (EPP), which is used to register and manage domains and will eventually come to replace the current system called

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Only half of SA providers ready for IPv6

Although there is still some time to go before SA runs out of Internet addresses based on the outgoing Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), not enough Internet service providers are taking the move to the new Internet Protocol