dotAfrica Domain Name

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.

The benefits of a .africa domain name include showcasing the brand and it’s commitment to the African continent, establishing a home for Africa-specific products and services, expanding the brand’s regional influence and acquiring valuable online real-estate in a fast-growing and high-potential market.

Registering and activating a .africa domain is easy. Find out more about how to register a .africa domain.

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ONE DOMAIN

Instant access to the fastest growing continent with one domain.

AFRICAN IDENTITY

Your domain is your identity online. An African-friendly online identity provides a memorable web address and can make a difference in a continent where relationships matter.

BASE FOR GROWTH

Expand local business across Africa. Provides a platform for expansion across the region. Also provides a ‘shop window’ on the regional capabilities for global business.

SECURITY

Protects African businesses and individuals from potential phishing attacks and unwanted cyber squatting.

SEO

Optimizes search engine rankings in Africa

ONLINE REAL-ESTATE

Acquire valuable online real-estate in a fast-growing high-potential market.

AFRICA IN ONE SPACE

dotAfrica is the new Top Level Domain (TLD) for the African continent: It is an African initiative created by Africans for Africans and the worldwide audience of companies, organizations and individuals interested in, associated with and connected to the African community and markets.

ENDORSED BY THE AFRICAN UNION (AU)

The dotAfrica initiative is fully endorsed by the African Union (AU) and has widespread support across the continent – from African governments, the business sector, civil society and the technical community.

dotAfrica is lead by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee with members from across the continent.

BENEFITS OF A DOTAFRICA TLD

  • Identify with the continent.
  • Showcase your brand and commitment to Africa’s growth and development.
  • Expand your footprint and influence in the region.
  • Establish a home for Africa-specific services, products and information.
  • Acquire valuable online real-estate in a fast-growing high potential market.
  • Secure and protect your Intellectual Property Rights (IP).
  • Participate in Africa’s online renaissance.

REINVESTMENT INTO AFRICA

The dotAfrica Foundation was established to coordinate ICT related socio-economic and enterprise development initiatives in Africa.

Establishment of the dotAfrica Foundation encourages the participation of the African stakeholder community, including ccTLDs, Registrars, Technical Communities,Governments and Business, ensuring that surplus dotAFRICA are applied towards pre-defined developmental projects in Africa, under suitable terms.

Skills Development
90%
Development of African ccTLDs
95%
Development of African Registrars
90%
African Content Development
90%
African Thought Leadership
95%

LATEST NEWS

ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING .AFRICA

  • Secure
  • World-Class
  • Africa
  • Internet
  • Online

Benefits of a .africa Domain

Africa is a fast-growing, economically active market with over one billion potential users.

Identify with the Continent

It is an African initiative created by Africans for Africans.

Showcase your brand

Showcase your brand and commitment to Africa’s growth and development.

Footprint

Expand your footprint and influence in the region.

Africa-Specific

Establish a home for Africa-specific services, products and information.

Online real-estate

Acquire valuable online real-estate in a fast-growing high potential market.

Intellectual Property Rights

Secure and protect your Intellectual Property Rights (IP).

Africa’s online renaissance

Participate in Africa’s online renaissance.

POSITION YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS

Register your .africa now

1. CHOOSE .AFRICA

Choose your preferred .africa domain name to register.

2. FIND REGISTRAR

Find one of our Registrars to register your .africa domain with.

3. SEARCH WHOIS

Once a .africa domain name is registered you can find registration information in a public database called Whois

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A .africa domain name allows you to establish a Pan-African home for your brand and business by exposing your products and services to a wider market.Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions about .africa domain registrations.

HELP & SUPPORT

Contact Registry Africa for Customer Support or .africa Sales inquiries

REGISTRARS

Find all the .africa Accredited Registrars you can get in touch with to register your preferred .africa domain name.