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  • ZACR is ready to launch the dotCities and dotAfrica in a similar phased manner as required by ICANN.  (Image source: File)

    dotAfrica to officially launch in May

    March 26, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

    The May 2014 commercial launch of dotAfrica is now certain, after the final outstanding paperwork was inked at the 49th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) in Singapore today. Today’s agreement outlines the...

  • Mokgabudi Lucky Masilela, new CEO at ZICR. (Image source: ZICR)

    New CEO to direct ZA Central Registry

    February 14, 2014 • Online, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

    The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has a new CEO with a vision to accelerate transformation within the South African DNS (Domain Name System) industry while staying true to the technical core competencies that have resulted in almost 900 000 .co.za domain...

  • ZACR is ready to launch the dotCities and dotAfrica in a similar phased manner as required by ICANN.  (Image source: File)

    dotAfrica domain available in September 2014

    February 4, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

    The general availability of the dotAfrica (.africa) Top Level Domain (TLD) is expected to commence in September 2014, following the expiry of the Sunrise and Land Rush periods which are scheduled to commence in May 2014. That’s according to Neil Dundas,...

  • Alice Munyua, who is leading the dotAfrica Reserve Name List (RNL) process. (Image source: Flickr/The Internet Society)

    Protecting e-interests within dotAfrica

    January 8, 2014 • Online, Southern AfricaComments Off

    The Mark Validation System (MVS) of the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) was the subject of a great deal of interest from African, Middle Eastern and South Asian trade marks and intellectual property law firms who were participating in the recent Dubai gathering of...

  • Alice Munyua, who is leading the dotAfrica Reserve Name List (RNL) process. (Image source: Flickr/The Internet Society)

    Governments can start reserving dotAfrica domains

    August 27, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has launched its dotAfrica Reserve Name List policy with a call for African governments to apply for certain names to be reserved. This process aims to provide governments with an opportunity to protect their national interests...

  • The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) bid for dotAfrica has passed 'initial evaluation'. (Image source: network via Shutterstock.com)

    ZACR’s dotAfrica bid passes first test

    July 15, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Africa is firmly on its way to having its own .africa (“dotAfrica”) generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) after Internet governing body ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers) ruled over the weekend of the 12 July that the ZA...

  • African Internet pioneers targeted for .Africa

    May 7, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    As the likely administrator of the new .africa generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has embarked on an awareness programme targeting Africa’s best known brands. Launched today, the .africa Pioneer Programme aims to encourage a...

  • Policy change on price by ZA Central Registry

    January 15, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Following an extensive consultation process with the local domain name/ ISP industry, involving the .ZA Domain Name Authority, The ZA Central Registry (UniForum SA) has announced tariff changes to domain name registrations on the Legacy System. According to...

  • Namibia supports ZACR .africa bid

    November 29, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    The Republic of Namibia has become the 40th African country to formally endorse the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) bid for the rights to administer the proposed .africa generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). Namibia’s formal Letter of Support was prepared by the...

  • Policy changes looming for co.za

    August 27, 2012 • OnlineComments (1)

    UniForum SA, trading as, the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) manages and administers the .co.za domain name space. Over the past two years the ZACR has taken steps to align its domain name registry operating system to international standards by implementing a...