Onboarding Process

In order to be a .africa Accredited Registrar please follow the steps below:

  1. Create an account on the ZACR portal or login if you already have an account
  2. Complete your account information, including ICANN Registrar Accreditation information.
  3. Accept the Registry- Registrar Agreement
  4. Request Legal Review by the ZACR legal team
  5. Begin technical accreditation for the .africa gTLD namespace
  6. Technical Accreditation for Launch (Sunrise & Landrush) – this is an optional step which will allow the Registrar to participate in the Launch phases.
  7. Request Live Credentials, if you have passed the Launch Accreditation – you will receive credentials to participate in Launch. If you have not passed Launch Accreditation, you will receive credentials for General Availability.
  8. If you are an ICANN Accredited Registrar but do not have Launch technical Accreditation, you will be able to participate in the landrush phase manually, by making use of the Web-RAR which is available on the ZACR Registrar Portal.