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Have a big idea? Add a domain to it! There is an ideal name out there for your website – let us help you to secure it. We offer reliable domain name registration services in South Africa. Choose from co.za, .africa, or .guru!
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great ideas start with great domains
Have a big idea? Add a domain to it! There is an ideal name out there for your website – let us help you to secure it.
After you’ve secured your .com and .co.za, you can also secure similar domains to increase your footprint on the web.
haven’t found what you’re looking for yet?
Don’t worry, we have a whole range to choose from!
why you should choose us
Trusted by 1000s since 1998
We have been around for 20 years. We’re older than Youtube, Facebook and the iPhone! Yes, that’s quite old, but how have we been doing it for so long? You’d think it’s the result of all the experience we’ve built up over the years, but we’d like to believe it’s due to our unparalleled service.
Expert Technical Support
Looking for friendly support available any day of the year? That’s us! Our amazing team is available on call, email and live chat to resolve your issues and to answer all your burning questions.
We don’t believe in contracts. We believe in simplified billing and easy terms. Plus, we give you the option to pay upfront and receive extra discounts.
more to choose from
New domain extensions are being added to the Internet every day. That means that you have a larger variety to choose form – find one that suits your niche!
what you get when you register your domain
Not ready to launch your website just yet? No problem! You can register your domain name with us, without it being associated with a website or website hosting, until you are ready to launch.
Complete DNS Control
With us you have complete control over your DNS Zone file, so you can modify it as needed.
We automatically set your domain to renew itself depending on the payment cycle you have selected. You can activate or deactivate this function in your Customer Zone.
Get complete control of your nameservers and point them to a server of your choice.
Your intellectual property is of the highest priority to us. 1-grid has stringent controls in place to ensure that no one is able to take your domain name once you’ve registered it.
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What is a domain name?
A domain name is your unique address on the Internet. A catchy, memorable domain name will help people find your website and remember your brand. A domain name is also a great way of branding your personalised email accounts (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). Still a bit lost? Don’t worry, we explain everything in detail here.
Why do I need a domain?
Registering a domain is the first step in establishing an online identity for you or your business. Having a unique domain name allows you to create a customised website and have professional-looking email addresses.
What makes for a good domain name?
Keep your domain name as short and as memorable as possible, but try to avoid using hyphens. Think of an acronym if you have a long business name, and make sure you also register your full business name to protect your brand. Keeping things as simple as possible will ensure that people will remember you.
Someone's taken my preferred domain name! What do I do?
We can’t always get what we want, including certain domain names! But you’ll be glad to know that there are now hundreds of domain extensions for you to choose from. New geographic domain extensions such as .joburg, .capetown and .durban are available for immediate registration. You can also search for an alternate such as a .com or .org, among many others. Our intelligent search function will also suggest domain names to help make it easier for you to find one that works for you. So get searching!
How long does it take to register my domain?
We like to move fast at 1-grid – all domain names are registered instantly, ensuring that you secure your unique online address immediately.
Should I choose a local domain (.co.za) or an international one (.com)?
This is up to you. The rule of thumb is: the more domain names you have, the better your chances are of getting found and succeeding online. Having more than one domain also helps to prevent competitors from registering domains relevant to your brand, when they belong to you instead. You can always choose your preferred domain, but make sure you register more than one.
Why is purchasing more than one domain so important for my brand?
The more domain names you have pointing to your website, the more likely people are to find you. We always recommend registering a geographic extension, such as .joburg, .capetown and .durban, to let customers know where you’re located in addition to a generic extension, such as .co.za or .com. By registering one of these, you’re protecting your brand from anyone else who wants to register it.
Can I add web hosting later?
You bet! You can add web hosting at any time by either ordering directly through our website or straight from your Customer Zone.