.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/organizations 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.
Some other domains with certain words are earmarked as Premium, as well. They would be clearly marked on our Domain Order system.
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the .africa story
On Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 14:58:59 CAT the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the .africa geographic Top Level Domain Name (gTLD) in the root.
.africa now serves gloriously 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.
Although all African countries/territories 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), .na (Namibia), .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 largest continent.
.africa, the domain name for the continent of Africa, entered another phase on 2 August 2017 with a massive price drop. Web4Africa passed on the huge price reduction by offering domain name registrations at $25 per year. This is easily one of the lowest pricing you can find on the web for .africa registrations, today.
Premium .AFRICA Domain Prices
.africa domains are currently priced at $25 per year. Premium ones at $205 for the first year and are renewed at regular pricing. Premium domains include all 3-character domains and some other choice domains.
.AFRICA is now accessible to millions of Africans
The lower pricing now makes .africa domains accessible to millions of bloggers, enthusiasts, freelancers, small & medium enterprises (SMEs), large companies, non-profit organizations, governmental organizations in Africa or outside Africa, that identify with Africa.
The .AFRICA domain not only identifies a website with the African continent but shows over 350 million internet users in Africa that you are serious about their marketplace.
Africa is a Growing Market
The African continent presents a very potential growth market. According to a report by the World Economic Forum:
…the continent has a young population with a growing labour force – a highly valuable asset in an ageing world. In 2034, Africa is expected to have the world’s largest working-age population of 1.1 billion.
…African economies are also well positioned to benefit from rapidly accelerating technological change that can unlock growth and leapfrog the limitations and costs of physical infrastructure in important areas of economic life.
Web4Africa is very active with .africa domain registrations and has successfully secured dozens of domains for clients from all over the world. Web4Africa is an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar and Accredited by the .AFRICA Registry to register .africa domains.
The influx of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) has promised a wealth of new branding identity for businesses of all sizes. One of the newly introduced gTLDs is .africa, the Top-Level Domain Name System for the continent of Africa. One of the biggest attractions of location-based gTLDs is their potential for branding purposes.
Undoubtedly, .africa is a differentiator, which can quickly and simply associate a company with a particular location (Africa), subject or aspiration. The new domain was delegated in April 2017, to much fanfare.
Getting noticed on the web is tough. One of the most reliable ways to improve traffic is to achieve a high ranking on Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). What better way to achieve a high ranking in Africa than to own a dotAfrica domain name? Owning one helps your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and helps you expand your footprint and influence in Africa.
Among other enormous benefits, the new domain also affords you the opportunity to establish a digital home for Africa-specific services, products, and information. With .africa, you can showcase your brand and commitment to Africa’s growth and development.
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.
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Accredited .AFRICA Registrar
Who can register a .africa domain name?
.africa is open to any individual or entity in or outside Africa that identifies with Africa.
How long can I register a .africa domain for?
You can register for between 1 and 10 years.
How can I access .africa WHOIS?
The WHOIS check enables you to check the ownership and technical records of a domain name.
Can I register 1, 2 or 3-Character .africa domains?
1-character .africa domain names are not possible at this time and considered invalid by the registry.
2-character .africa domains are restricted par ICANN requirements, but some of them are available as premium domains.
All 3-character .africa domains are considered as Premium, by the .africa registry. To register premium names, simply make use of our Domain Search form.