Good Day,

ZA Registry Consortium (Pty) Ltd (ZARC) has been appointed as the new registry administrator for the four commercial .za second-level domains (SLDs) which has been in effect from 1 October 2022. This appointment will affect the registration and renewal  of and domain names.


Registry Cutover Date

The provisional registry transition date has been set for Saturday, 1 April 2023 and Sunday, 2 April 2023 . The registry systems for all registrations and renewals will be offline during the transition process.

Expected Downtime Status for Services in and is 2 days Max.


Please note that, as mentioned above, if your domains are expiring on the 1st and 2nd of April 2023, we recommend that you get them renewed before the 31st of March 2023 as if not done so, we won't be able to renew them until the transition process is complete.

As for the domain registration, same applies. We will be able to register them after the transition period, if not before 31 March 2023.

All should be working properly on the 3rd of April 2023, 9am.


Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

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