September 7, 2017
Earlier this year, IP Twins informed its readers of the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) announcement that it would delete domain names on the “ORG.ZA” Default Registry (as opposed to those managed through an accredited domain name registrar’s direct EPP connection with the Registry) on 1 September 2017.
The warning has now come to pass. Over 12000 domain names are now in the process of being deleted and will soon become available for re-registration on a first come first served basis.
The ZACR migrated to a new EPP based registry a few years ago and informed its customers that they would need to migrate their domain names to an accredited registrar or risk suspension on 1 September 2016 to be followed by deletion one year later.
Those who refused to comply had their domain names suspended on 1 September 2016. In spite of fair warning, a total of 15420 domains were suspended for non-compliance with the new rules. Of this number, around 2500 were eventually migrated to accredited registrars. The rest (over 12000) are in the process of being permanently deleted.
“.CO.ZA” domains are not affected by this action nor are domain names managed by IP Twins.
IP Twins is a ZACR accredited registrar and is available to register your “.org.za” and “.co.za” domain names. Please contact us at email@example.com.