This is to advise that the recent amendments to the IP law were approved by the National People’s Congress on 30 August 2013 and will be effective as of 1 May 2014.
According to the gTLD announcements published by ICANN, the South African Central Registry will begin taking applications to reserve the TLD .AFRICA starting from mid-September.
There are no special requirements to register the extension domain .AFRICA.COM. The registration process is open to anyone on a first-come first-serve basis.
The Registry Operator will be using an automated system, the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), and only accredited registrars will be able to use the system.
There are various protection mechanisms and policies, which the Registry Operator needs to adhere to, such as:
- Rights Protection Policies
- Dispute Resolutions
- Sunrise Policy
- Landrush Policies
For more information please contact [email protected].