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Deputy minister to launch domain name registration platform today

Those who register South African companies can now register domain names at cost price through the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), with the launch today of a new platform by Telecommunications and Postal Services Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

Ndabeni-Abrahams is due to launch the Domain Name Registration Platform (currently the service is available through the CIPC’s eservices platform) at the Radisson Blue Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg this morning.

In a media statement the department said the .ZA Domain Name Authority (Zadna) and CIPC have collaborated to develop a system that integrates company registration and domain name registration.

The partnership makes it easier and more convenient for users of the CIPC platform to register .ZA domain names that match their company names, the department said.

The department said it will cost R51.75 to register a domain name on the platform, which is the current cost price charged to the ZA Central Registry’s (ZACR) accredited registrars.

The partnership makes it easier and more convenient for users of the CIPC platform to register .ZA domain names that match their company names

“In an effort to afford CIPC users the added service of .ZA domain name registration, CIPC has therefore been accredited as a non-commercial .ZA registrar,” the department said.

Ndabeni-Abrahams said the partnership between CIPC and the Zadna is in line with the National Integrated ICT White Paper Policy that alludes to small business development and support.

For more information on the new service visit Zadna’s domain name registration page.

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