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About .co.za domains


Registry.net.za is the sponsor and Hexonet aka 1 Api GmbH is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .co.za extension that represents Republic of South Africa.

Who can register .co.za domains?

Anyone can register a .co.za domain

Note: You cannot register .co.za domain names explicitly for resale. However, they can be sold and transferred.

Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • 1 - 63 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)

Features Availability
Registration Length 1 year
Renewal Length 1 year 1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Supported 2
Transfers Away Supported 3
Account Change Not Supported
Protected Registration Not Supported
Private Registration (DBP) Not Supported
Cashparking Not Supported
Contact Updates Supported 4
IDN Not Supported
Refunds

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

Custom Nameserver Requirement
Must Use
  • 0-5 Nameservers
  • Authoritative Nameservers
Can Use
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Cannot Use
  • Vanity Nameservers
  • DNSSEC


Nameserver updates can take 5 business days to process, during which time the domain will be locked. Errors will occur when attempting to update other domain information during this time, such as contact information, etc.

1 Renewal restrictions

Your .co.za domain name must be renewed at least 2 days prior to expiration to avoid a redemption fee and downtime. If you do not pay the fee, the renewal fails before its expiration date and the domain will be parked and locked upon expiration.

You can renew your .co.za domain name at any time prior to this. However, only single year renewals are permitted unless the domain is already in redemption, then a 2 year renewal can be requested.

If auto-renew is enabled, we attempt to renew the domain starting 19 days prior to the expiration date. See Renew my expired domain for more information. You'll need to pay the renewal fee at the time of restore.

4 Contact update requirements

All contact updates can be submitted through your account, Contact updates can take 5 business days to process, during which time the domain will be locked. Errors will occur when attempting to update other domain information during this time, such as dns information, etc.

More Info

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