dotAfrica and other SA city domain names will be discounted in 2020

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Businesses which have held out on securing a dotAfrica, dotJoburg, dotCapeTown or dotDurban domain are primed for some good news this morning.

Registry Africa, a subsidiary of the ZA Central Registry, has announced it will be reducing the prices of geographic top level domains (gTLD) come February 2020.

The rather slick dotAfrica gTLD will cost just $1 for the month while dotJoburg, dotCapeTown and dotDurban gTLDs will cost just R15. Prices unfortunately not include VAT.

“With the number of registered .africa domains currently at 23 000, we are confident our much-anticipated US$1.00 promotion will set .africa firmly on the path to the 25 000 domain name milestone,” Registry Africa chief executive officer, Lucky Masilela said in a statement.

As for the other city gTLDs, registered sites with dotJoburg sit at 3 118, dotDurban at 2 321 and dotCapeTown boasts an impressive 4 648 registered domains.

“Our wholesale price promotion scheduled for February and March 2020 is our way of saying ‘Asante Sana’, or ‘thank you very much’ to our Registrars and Resellers who have contributed immensely to connect Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Together, we’re helping realise the dream of a Bright Continent,” concluded Masilela.

The offer will be available through ICANN accredited ISPs which are listed in full over at this link.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.