Two of the most popular domain extensions in South Africa are and .com. Did you know that choosing one of these can impact your business website directly?

When to use

Use a if your company offers tangible products or services that are only useful in South Africa and can only be purchased by South Africans. Use a .com domain if your company plans to expand to other nations or sell products and services that aren’t just targeted at South African customers.

Here is a list of reasons why you should consider using a domain:

A domain extension shows that you’re a South African business.

When you have a domain extension, it shows that you’re a South African business. This can be helpful in building trust with potential customers, as they will know that you’re a local business that they can support.

 A domain extension can help you rank higher in search engines.

If you’re targeting customers in South Africa, it can be helpful to have a domain extension as it can help you rank higher in search engines for South African searches. This is because search engines give preference to websites that are relevant to the user’s location.

A domain extension is affordable and easy to register.

Another advantage of using a domain extension is that it’s affordable and easy to register. You can register a domain with 1-grid for as little as R99, and the process is relatively simple.

If you ever want to change your domain extension there is always the option of transferring your domain. With 1-grid you register a brand new domain or transfer your current one to something else.

If you want to read more about what goes into a great business domain, we recommend reading this article: Website Domain: Much More Than Just




What domain extensions are available?

Head on over to the 1-grid website to view our wide range of domain extensions.

Does it matter what domain extension I use?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to picking the perfect domain extension. The best way to decide is to weigh your options and choose the extension that makes the most sense for your business.

How do I get a website for my domain?

Once you have registered your domain you can head on over to the 1-grid web builder page. There you have two options: build your own website with our web builder tool, or make use of our professional web building service.