19 Dec CIPC partners with ZADNA, ZACR and DNS Africa to register affordable domain names
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in collaboration with the ZA Domain Names Authority (ZADNA) and ZA Central Registry (ZACR) now offers domain name registration for any registered company, close corporation or co-operative. This collaboration currently only offer .co.za domains with a plan to include other top level domains in the future. The co.za domain name registration costs R51.30 which all goes to the regulator of domain names, ZADNA. Please note that CIPC cannot use any funds you might have available on your CIPC virtual account; you will need either a debit or credit card to register a domain.
Also, CIPC does not offer hosting, only domain name registration. Domains registered through this partnership will have to be transferred to an accredited registrar within a year (365 days) to avoid deregistration. A list of accredited registrars will be sent to you once you’ve registered a domain name.
All domain names registered through CIPC must be linked to existing companies, therefore you must have a registered company before you can start with this process.
“We welcome this type of collaboration between government entities so as to improve the processes of enabling entrepreneurship in the country.”, said Sandile Shabangu, the CEO of Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC.
“We have specifically developed the StartupApp so as to assist entrepreneurs navigate the diverse world of entrepreneurship and start and grow their businesses with the best resources available.”