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Introduced  1990
Registry  ZADNA
Status  Active
Sponsor  ZADNA
TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Intended use  Entities connected with South Africa

.za is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Africa. It is administered by the .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA).

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Map of South Africa

None of the official names for South Africa can be abbreviated to ZA, which is an abbreviation of the Dutch Zuid-Afrika. Dutch was considered an official language in the Union of South Africa until 1961; it subsequently lost its synonymous status with Afrikaans in 1983. Suid-Afrika is the standard spelling in Afrikaans; however, the .sa domain is used by Saudi Arabia. Zuid-Afrika has a history of usage: ZAR serves as the ISO 4217 currency code for the South African rand.

Even the international vehicle code for South Africa has been "ZA" since 1936.

Open and active

  • .ac.za - South African academic and tertiary societies
  • .co.za - general use by South African and non-South African persons and entities
  • .edu.za - South African further education training and private colleges
  • .gov.za - South African government & its departments and entities
  • .law.za - South African legal firms
  • .mil.za - South African Department of Defense & its institutions
  • .net.za - primarily for network & internet infrastructure providers
  • .nom.za - personal names, not organizations
  • .org.za - primarily for South African non-commercial entities.
  • .school.za - for schools in South Africa
  • .ecape.school.za - Eastern Cape
  • .fs.school.za - Free State
  • .gp.school.za - Gauteng
  • .kzn.school.za - Kwazulu-Natal
  • .mpm.school.za - Mpumalanga
  • .ncape.school.za - Northern Cape
  • .lp.school.za - Limpopo
  • .nw.school.za - North West
  • .wcape.school.za - Western Cape
  • .web.za - general use by South Africans & non-South Africans
  • Dormant

  • .alt.za - Historical registrants
  • .ngo.za - for non-governmental organizations. New registrations pending .za DNA public consultation process
  • .tm.za - for trademarks. On hold pending establishment of the .ZA DNA
  • Private

  • .agric.za - ARC & Company
  • .grondar.za - Mark R V Murray
  • .nis.za - Network Information Systems
  • Former (deleted)

    ZADNA removed a number of domains from the .za zone on the 7 August 2009

  • .bourse.za - for all companies which are listed on the JSE Securities Exchange
  • .city.za - for municipal governments.
  • .cybernet.za - Infront Investments Five cc
  • .db.za - De Beers
  • .iaccess.za - Compustat
  • .imt.za - Institute for Maritime Technology
  • .inca.za - Internetworking Cape
  • .landesign.za - Lan Design (no longer exists)
  • .olivetti.za - Olivetti/Mark Elkins
  • .pix.za - Proxima Information Exchange
  • References

    .za Wikipedia