We’re excited to announce that after working tirelessly, we’ve managed to secure the latest top-level domain (gTLD) – dotAfrica.
The acquisition of the dotAfrica domain means that we are able to provide individuals, governments, companies and other organisations to associate their products, services and information with the continent and people of Africa.
What is dotAfrica?
dotAfrica is the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) initiative aimed at uniting the continent as an internet community. Endorsed by the African Union Commission (AUC), the dotAfrica application is a truly African initiative created by Africans for Africans. With its widespread support across the continent – from African governments, the business sector, civil society and the technical community, the gTLD aims to bring together the continent under one umbrella allowing e-commerce, technology and infrastructure to flourish. Currently dotAfrica has 30,248 domain registrations, and counting!
Why choose a dotAfrica domain?
- Allows you to identify your brand with the continent
- It boosts the ranking of the web page on dotAfrica search engines
- Showcase your online footprint and influence in both the region and globally
- Establish a home for Africa-specific service, products and information
- Acquire valuable online real-estate in a fast growing high potential market
- Secure and protect your Intellectual Property Rights
What does a dotAfrica domain cost?
As an affiliated registrar, we can offer competitive pricing options to help startups and entrepreneurs enter and succeed in the online space. Your chosen .africa domain will be as little as R99 per year.
How do I register a dotAfrica domain name?
As with any domain name registration, simply visit our domain registration page, search for your preferred domain name and if it is available you may order it.
Not sure how to choose the perfect domain name? Remember the following three steps:
- Use keywords to help consumers find you
- Keep it short and sweet
- Keep scalability in mind
While the dotAfrica domain name is open to businesses around the world, it is intended allow African businesses to show their commitment to the local economy and consumer. It is the home of African products and services, and for businesses it is a way to be identified locally. Be local, stay local.