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Introducing the new .africa domain name system

Introducing the new .africa domain name system

.africa is the proposed domain name system for the African continent. It would serve as the regional Top-Level Domain for Africa, just as .eu is to Europe and .asia is to Asia.

Main Purpose of .africa

A .africa domain name would be the perfect way to target the African continent for a website that has a pan-African audience or market.

Africa. Image source: Wikimedia.


Although all 54 African countries already have their respective Country-Code Top-Level Domains (cc-TLDs), .africa is still relevant and does not necessarily compete with the existing African ccTLDs, but instead complements them. Examples of popular African ccTLDs are: .ng (Nigeria), .za (South Africa), .eg (Egypt), .ke (Kenya) etc.

Market Potential of Africa
With a population of over 1 billion people, and a landmass of about 30.2 million square kilometres, Africa is the world’s 2nd most populous continent, and the 2nd most largest continent.

Two African organizations are currently vying for control over the .africa domain system. The winner would operate a new registry that would manage the technical and commerial operations of .africa.

Web4Africa being a leading domain registrar on the African continent has already taken a front seat at the observation deck of the on-going ICANN new gTLD review, with the mind of being one of the earliest registrars to offer the new .africa domain.

In the mean time, you may check our blog again in future for updates.


Web4Africa is an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar and pan-African Web Hosting company with network presence in Johannesburg South Africa and Lagos Nigeria. Web4Africa offers affordable domain name registration, reliable Web Hosting and VPS Hosting to clients worldwide. We accept Payza, Skrill, PayPal, Credit & debit cards, Perfect Money, bitcoin, Visa Naira, Mastercard Naira & Interswitch Verve cards (Nigeria) and bank deposits in Ghana, Nigeria or South Africa

6 thoughts on “Introducing the new .africa domain name system”

On August 23, 2012 at 7:07 am Dr Florence Edwards says:

It is very good 2 know more about u. Pls. keep me posted

On August 23, 2012 at 10:21 am agwom izang itse says:

Its a welcome development…

On August 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm Dominic says:

Will this be only for residents of africa?

On August 25, 2012 at 6:25 pm Web4Africa says:

That is not clear yet.

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