Non-compliant website domains suspended


The registry, which tasked with administering second-level domains within the greater .ZA namespace, which includes, said this was part of its continued and transparent efforts to maintain the country’s enviable domain name system (DNS) proficiency.

ZACR last week suspended all domain names that had not migrated across to new registrars.

This total includes some 15 000 domains.

ZACR Chief Executive Officer, Lucky Masilela, said ZACR had several times, over the course of a full year, communicated its intent to suspend non-compliant domains from September 1 and to finally delete them in September 2017.

He said this had been communicated, inter alia, via the ZACR website’s Registrar Noticeboard as well as via email.

Apart from email communications, lists of domain names were made available to Registrars at their specific request and an independent consultant was also appointed to contact registrants with a view to managing this migration process, Masilela said.

He reiterated the domain names had been suspended not deleted.

“Suspension does not mean deletion and all domain name holders still have until 1 September 2017 to transfer their domains to ZACR-accredited registrars.”

Source: CAJ News 8 September 2016