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The ZA Central Registry (ZACR), which administers the domain and will soon oversee four new geographic generic top-level domains (gTLDs), says the general public should be able to register these new domains from mid-July next year. ZACR CEO Neil Dundas says that

From 15 September, the ZA Central Registry will begin taking applications to reserve domain names for the new .africa top-level domain. African governments can reserve names that are of national significance before general domain name registrations are opened to the public

The application for the .durban domain has passed the initial evaluation phase of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), meaning it’s likely websites with .durban appended to their addresses will make an appearance this year. That’s according to the .ZA Domain

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

The price of registering a 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

UniForum SA, trading as the ZA Central Registry (ZACR), has proposed a shake-up to the popular 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

Kenya’s government has secured a 6bn shilling (R580m) loan from China to connect 36 Kenyan districts using fibre-optic cable. The project is intended to provide the East African nation’s government with the ability to communicate and transact digitally, even from remote areas. The project forms part of a

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