The African Internet landscape is about to get a dramatic makeover!

The ZA Central Registry, in association with regional governments, NGOs and the private sector, will soon be releasing four uniquely African geographic Top Level Domains, or geo TLDs, including:

* The 3 Major South African City TLDs .Joburg, .CapeTown, .Durban; and
* The much anticipated, continent wide, .Africa.

The ZACR has a Special Launch Program. If you have rights in a name, you should start the application for a domain in any of these new TLDs during the launch, with MVS or TMCH. Watch the launch video to see how this process works.


The ZACR, ZADNA and the Department of Communications, share a collective vision of establishing and running a successful dotDurban registry operation for the benefit and pride of those who identify themselves with the city of Durban.


Brands

Can identify with the city and set their roots in the Durban digital space.

Registrars

Only Accredited Registrars will be able to offer .Durban domain names.

Registrants

Why should you have a .Durban domain name? See the Value Proposition for more info.

.Durban

Reserved Name List for the City

The city will have the opportunity to establish its own online brand identity using the .Durban TLD as a foundation, e.g. hospitals.durban, icc.durban, police.durban, etc.

Brand Building

This is an opportunity for brands that are based in Durban to identify with the city and to set their roots in the Durban digital space.

Facilitate Growth

Durban based communities can showcase their commitment to local growth and change, e.g. ilove.durban, outreach.durban, etc

International competitiveness

Major cities all over the world are developing and promoting their brands in an attempt to compete as a tourist, event or investment destination.

News from the ZACR

04
Apr

TRADEMARK OWNERS TO SNAP UP DOTAFRICA DOMAINS

From Tuesday, 04 April 2017, trademark owners can secure dotAfrica (".africa") domain names matching their registered trademarks before the new Read More

30
Mar

DOTAFRICA LAUNCH DATES APPROVED BY ICANN

It's all systems go for Africa's new home on the web as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) has approved the launch Read More

30
Mar

Imminent launch of .africa

The AUC has many times spoken of the importance of .africa as a vehicle for African socio-cultural activities in the digital era that will allow the Read More


.Durban brought to you by
ZACR - ZA Central Registry
ZADNA - ZA Domain Name Authority
DTPS - Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services
The City of Durban
ICANN