Landrush is open
The .africa Landrush Phase opens on 05 June 2017 and closes on 30 June 2017.
Applicants that do not have prior rights to a domain name can now apply to register a .africa domain that may be considered most valuable. These domains are not allocated on a first come first basis and attract a higher registration fee.
The four (4) Landrush periods will run consecutively for 5 days. Applications will be finalised at the end of each period but contested domain name strings will proceed to auction per the auction policy published below.
Landrush Phase 4 Ends
BASE FOR GROWTH
What can I do now?
Domain Registrars must be accredited with the ZACR to be able to register .africa domain names for your clients. The Registrar Application Process involves a legal and technical accreditation process with the ZA Central Registry.
A symbol that embodies the opportunities of The Bright Continent
.africa is for organisations, businesses and people that embrace the optimism, resilience, ingenuity and dynamism of The Bright Continent. If you or your client has a registered trademark in the Trademark Clearing House, you can participate in Sunrise phase from on April 4, 2017 to 2 June 2017.
Registering and activating a .africa domain is easy. Find out more about how to register a .africa domain. If you’re not a trademark holder, register your email address to be kept up to date, as .africa domains will be available to other organisations, businesses and people starting from July 1, 2017.
Register your email address:
Policies and Procedures
.AFRICA LAUNCH POLICY
SUNRISE DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY
RIGHTS PROTECTION AND MVS
PUBLISHED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
REGISTRAR ACCREDITATION AGREEMENT (RRA)
REGISTRANT MANDATORY TERMS
Africa has a unique opportunity to forge a brand new online identity with the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gTLD).
This opportunity for individuals, governments, companies and other organisations to associate their products, services and information with the continent and people of Africa was made possible by the recent delegation of .africa to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).
The .africa application was endorsed by, and continues to enjoy, the valued support of the African Union Commission (AUC) and a comfortable majority of African governments and furthermore enjoys widespread support from such leading African organisations as AfriNIC, AfTLD, ITU, UNECA and Nepad.
The .africa gTLD will bring the continent together as an Internet community under one umbrella allowing e-commerce, technology and infrastructure to flourish. This is a truly African initiative established by Africans for the World.