.africa published Policies and Procedures

A Registry Lock is a manual process initiated by Registrars to mitigate the risk of domain name tampering or inadvertent modifications.

Registry Lock Service Terms and Conditions

Policy governing how the launch of a namespace will be managed, including timelines, Sunrise Phases, Landrush Phases, possible auctions and eventual delegation of applications.

Auction Policy

Policy governing the process for dispute resolution of Sunrise Applications with prior rights to domain names.

Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy

Policy governing the allocation and process for any required auctions during the Launch Phase.

Auction Policy

This document describes the Published Policies and Procedures for the operation of the .africa zone.

.africa Published Policies and Procedures

This is the official Registry Africa Registry-Registrar Agreement document in downloadable form.

Registry Africa RRA

Annexure to the Registry-Registrar Agreement between the Registry and the Registrar and contains the terms that all registrars are obliged to include in their Registrant Agreements with domain name registrants.

Registrant Agreement Mandatory Terms

The Uniform Rapid Suspension System is a rights protection mechanism that complements the existing Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) by offering a lower-cost, faster path to relief for rights holders experiencing the most clear-cut cases of infringement.

Uniform Rapid Suspension (ICANN)
URS Procedures

Link to the ICANN URS policy documentation

Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Complaints under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy may be submitted to any approved dispute-resolution service provider listed below. Each provider follows the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as well as its own supplemental rules.

List of Approved Dispute Resolution Service Providers


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