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.africa Domain Prices

All costs are in Australian Dollars (AUD) Pound Sterling (GBP) Danish Krone (DKK) Euros (EUR) New Zealand Dollars (NZD) Swedish Krona (SEK) US Dollars (USD)

Be Aware: Some Registries classify certain domains as premium domain names in these cases costs can be higher than those initially stated.

The domain costs include registration, email / web forwarding and whois privacy where possible.

Period Registration Renewal
1 year$9.80kr47€6.40£5.60$11.10kr69$6.00R112.00 $35.80kr174€23.40£20.40$40.60kr253$22.00R411.00  
2 years$32.50kr158€21.20£18.60$36.90kr230$20.00R374.00 $71.50kr348€46.70£40.90$81.10kr505$44.00R822.00  
3 years$48.80kr237€31.90£27.90$55.30kr344$30.00R561.00 $107.30kr521€70.10£61.30$121.70kr758$66.00R1233.00  
4 years$65.00kr316€42.50£37.10$73.80kr459$40.00R747.00 $143.10kr695€93.50£81.70$162.30kr1010$88.00R1644.00  
5 years$81.30kr395€53.10£46.40$92.20kr574$50.00R934.00 $178.90kr869€116.80£102.10$202.80kr1263$110.00R2055.00  
6 years$97.60kr474€63.70£55.70$110.60kr689$60.00R1121.00 $214.60kr1043€140.20£122.60$243.40kr1515$132.00R2467.00  
7 years$113.80kr553€74.40£65.00$129.10kr803$70.00R1308.00 $250.40kr1216€163.60£143.00$283.90kr1768$154.00R2878.00  
8 years$130.10kr632€85.00£74.30$147.50kr918$80.00R1495.00 $286.20kr1390€186.90£163.40$324.50kr2020$176.00R3289.00  
9 years$146.30kr711€95.60£83.60$165.90kr1033$90.00R1682.00 $321.90kr1564€210.30£183.80$365.10kr2273$198.00R3700.00  
10 years$162.60kr790€106.20£92.80$184.40kr1148$100.00R1869.00 $357.70kr1738€233.70£204.30$405.60kr2525$220.00R4111.00  

.africa Domain Notes

.africa registration include third party costs and maintenance & throughout the registration term. You may transfer your africa domain to another registrar without charge. No an administration fee will be due with .africa domains or any other domain.

.africa Domain Details

.africa is one of the many new Gtlds issued by ICANN at the beginning of 2014

Registry: The registry is UniForum SA (NPC) trading as Registry.Africa

Purpose: Intended for companies operating with in Africa

The domain africa went live into General Availability on the 4th July 2017

Once your .africa domain is registered

Upon registration your . .africa domain can be placed on our African servers, supply you with an under-construction page for as long as required. (This will enable a browser to readily locate your africa domain.

Also supplied with is....

Free E-mail redirection.

Free Web redirection.

Premium .africa domains

1st Africa wishes to foster a honest and trustful relationship with our customers and in keeping with this wish to inform you about premium .africa domain names.

Ever since the ICANN launch of new Gtlds in 2014 more and more registries have chosen to created and operate premium domain names. Now registries see this method as making a little more money on the side.

What this means for you?

As such we can no longer guarantee to provide you the correct price when attempting to register a .africa domain name, the prices in our price list are the standard prices for non-premium .africa domains.

The price we quote for .africa will normally be correct 99% of the time, but sometimes if the registry deems the name to be premium we may not be able to until we have placed the order with the registry.

In most cases we will be able to inform you once you are ready to complete your purchase, but sometimes we will be able to inform you until you have completed your order request for a .africa domain.

This makes life very difficult for us and extremely frustrating for our customers.
Thank fully for the moment the number of .africa domains this effects is a small percentage.

As a rough rule of thumb.
If a .africa domain is a 1-3 letter domain it may attract a premium fee.

If a .africa domain is a generic word it may attract a premium fee.

In all cases we will advise you of any premium .africa charges before we take the funds.
If you need any more information on these please do let us know we will be happy to assist.

.africa Domain Registration

.africa domain registration

Prices from as little as: $9.80kr47€6.40£5.60$11.10kr69$6.00R112.00 for 1 year.

.africa Delegation Information

IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) assign the .africa domain.
IANA is a dept. of ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), this is a non-profit private American corp., this company manages root zone management within the Domain Name System (DNS).

.africa Domain Info

A domain name is the equivalent of a car number plate, .africa domain will be required if you wish to operate a .africa website.
. africa is allocated to .africa

Renew your .africa Domains Today

You can renew your .africa website, (the .africa domain) without logging into your account. Just follow the link below.

.africa Domain Renewals

Transfer and Consoldiate your .africa Domains - Any type of domain supported

You can transfer your .africa domains, place them all into a single account and activate handy features such as "AutoRenew". Just follow the link below.

.africa Domain Transfers

Requirements and Rules .africa Domains

Domain Details

  • Trustees and .africa Domains.
    No trustee is required with .africa Domains, however a local representative must be capable of receiving legal documents in . 1st Africa supplies this for you at no extra cost.
  • .africa Terms and Conditions.
    All .africa domain registrations are made suject to both our terms and the .africa registry UniForum SA (NPC) trading as Registry.Africa terms and conditions. https://www.registry.net.za/downloads/u/dotAfrica_Published_Policies_and_Procedures.pdf
  • Who runs the .africa registry?
    The .africa registry is run by UniForum SA (NPC) trading as Registry.Africa. Their URL is https://www.registry.net.za/
  • Dispute Policy for .africa Domains.
    The dispute policy for .africa can be found at https://www.registry.net.za/downloads/u/dotAfrica_Published_Policies_and_Procedures.pdf
  • Is Privacy Protection available on .africa domains?Yes. but if requested by the registry or legal authority this will be removed. We do not charge for .africa privacy protection services.
  • Is any .africa name possible?
    No. .africa domains are restricted and or reserved if the domains are offensive, deemed illegal, infringe trademarks etc. The reasons are many and varied.
  • Who can register .africa domains ?
    .africa domains; Intended for companies operating with in Africa

.africa FAQs

Frequently Asked questions about .africa domains.

  • Are .africa domains IDN Enabled?
    No .africa domains are not IDN capable as such only Ascii domains characters are allowed.
  • Is Back Ordering of .africa domains possible?
    Yes .africa domains can be backordered using our sister website domainrecover.
  • What is the Intended use .africa domains?
    .africa domains are intended for use by Intended for companies operating with in Africa.
  • What is the Actual use .africa domains?
    .africa domains Used globally not just in Africa.
  • How long can an .africa domain be registered for? .africa domains can be registered for 10 years.
  • How long can an .africa domain be renewed for? .africa domains can be renewed for 10 years.
  • What is the minimum registration period for a .africa domain? 1 years.
  • What is the minimum length of a .africa domain? .africa domains must be 3 or more characters in length.
  • What is the maximum length of a .africa domain? .africa domains must be 62 characters or less.
  • Is SuperLock Available on .africa domain?
    Yes. If requested we can initiate SuperLock on a .africa domain. This is an extra level of security added to inter-registrar transfers; where telephone calls plus physical proof of identification will be required in order to verify the transfer.
  • Must .africa domains be Renewed Before Expiry ?
    Yes. If the .africa domain name goes past it's expiry date it may be impossible to recover.
  • Can Non-Residents register .africa domains?
    Yes. There are no restrictions on registering .africa as such anyone can register these.
  • What is a Redemption Fee ?
    When a .africa domain name goes past expiry the registry charges an additional fee to re-activate the domain.
  • How much is the Redemption Fee ?
    The redemption fees for .africa may vary but are listed on our pricelist. https://www.1st.africa/1stafrica-redemptionfees.shtml
  • How can I use my .africa domain once registered?
    Once registered your .africa domain will sit on our DNS servers, we will configure for your .africa domain a free undercontruction site and email forwarding. If you wish you may also purchase .africa webhosting from us, or use .africa web hosting elsewhere. We will configure you .africa domain so it works for you.
  • What characters are allowed in a .africa domain?
    .africa domains if they are not IDN enabled only the letters (a-z, A-Z) the numbers (0-9) and dashes (-): However the africa domain must not start or end with a dash, it also must not contain a space and the 3rd or forth character must not be a -.

africa Domain Delegation Details


IANA Whois Details

domain: AFRICA

.africa Registrant
ZA Central Registry NPC trading as Registry.Africa
PO Box 4620
Halfway House 1685
South Africa

.africa Administrative Contact
Neil Duncan Dundas
DNS Africa Ltd
19th Floor Newton Tower
Sir William Newton Street
Port Louis
Telephone: +27113140077
Facsimile: +27113140088
Email: icann@registry.net.za

.africa Technical Contact
Theo Kramer
DNS Africa Ltd
19th Floor Newton Tower
Sir William Newton Street
Port Louis
Telephone: +27115682800
Facsimile: +27115681492
Email: icann@registry.net.za

.africa Name Servers
NSP.NETNOD.SE 2a01:3f1:3033:0:0:0:0:53

whois: whois.nic.africa
status: ACTIVE

created: 2017-02-11
changed: 2022-04-04
source: IANA