.AFRICA Domain Name Landrush

Applicants MAY apply during the Landrush period if they do not have a Validation Token (VT) or a Signed Mark Data (SMD).

Landrush Phase 3 19 - 23 June



Landrush Phase 4 26 - 30 June



GA Price Reduction From 2 August


Per Year
Applicants must be aware that certain names have got prior rights associated with them. This means that domain names have validated rights in the MVS or TMCH which must be noted. When processing a Landrush Application, Web4Africa will receive a Claims Notice if the string is registered in the MVS or TMCH. Web4Africa would present it to the applicant prior to proceeding with the application for the domain. The applicant may choose to acknowledge that they are aware of the prior right and proceed with the application or cancel the application. At the end of the Landrush phase, all uncontested domain applications will be delegated. All contested domain applications will proceed to an Auction Phase. Applicants will be notified by the Registry on the Auction process should this occur. Domain auctions will last a minimum of 3 days. Any bids within the final 12 hours will extend any auction by an additional 24 hours.

About .AFRICA Domains

.AFRICA domain is the top-level domain name system for the continent of Africa. It offers an excellent opportunity to reach the world’s second largest continent through a single web address. It has been in the making for several years, and is now available. It is appropriate for pan-African companies / organisations irrespective of their geographic location. It is fully supported by the government of over 35 African countries. .africa domains are now open to anyone in the world and affordable.

.africa are most ideal for individuals, companies, non-governmental organizations and other entities in and outside Africa, that are targetting an African audience and/or marketplace.

Web4Africa is an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar and is accredited by the .africa domain registry to offer .africa domains.

.africa domains

Benefits of .AFRICA Domains

  • Identify with the continent of Africa.
  • Showcase your brand and commitment to Africa’s growth and development.
  • Expand your footprint and influence in the African region.
  • Establish a home for Africa-specific services, products and information.

  • Acquire valuable online real-estate in a fast-growing high potential market.
  • Secure and protect your Intellectual Property Rights (IP) in Africa.
  • Participate in Africa’s online renaissance.


.africa is open to any individual or entity in or outside Africa that identifies with Africa.
A .africa domain can be registered for up to 10 years.