South Africa reaches one million .co.za domains

20 August 2015

The number of co.za web domain names had surpassed the one million mark, the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) announced on Twitter yesterday.

ZACR manages the .co.za, .web.za, .org.za, .net.za domains as well as the recently launched city top level domains (cTLDs) of .capetown, .joburg and .durban.

The organisation said there were now more than 1 000 050 active .co.za domains. However, it has taken more than 20 years for .co.za to hit the one million mark.

According to a list of the early registrations on the Internet.org.za website, the .co.za domain zone was created on 4 June 1992; the first website to be added was bksinc.co.za later that month on 25 June.

The second website to be added to the .co.za domain zone was paradigm.co.za. The ZACR began managing the .co.za domain in 1995.

The registry has also been in a bid to manage the impending .africa domain. But the allocation of this name by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has been held back following a complaint by DotConnectAfrica Trust that its competing application for the domain name was not treated fairly.

Source: News24Wire