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.ZA Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA)
ZA Domain Name Authority logo.png
Agency overview
FormedNovember 1990
JurisdictionGovernment of South Africa
HeadquartersMidrand, Gauteng, South Africa
MottoYour Online Presence is our business
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executive
.ZADNA Map, Midrand

.ZADNA (.za Domain Name Authority) is a not-for-profit company that administrates the .za namespace.[1] The .za Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA[2] is statutory regulator and manager of .ZA. .za is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Africa. .ZADNA is an agency of South African government under the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services. ZADNA[3] is the registry of the South Africa ccTLD.

.ZA domain information[edit]

.ZADNA is responsible for deciding .ZA second level domain (SLD) structure

Moderated second-level domains[4][edit]

Unmoderated second-Level domains[9][edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

  • Chairperson - Palesa Legoze
  • CEO - Molehe Wesi
  • Ms. A Esterhuysen
  • Prof D Mashao
  • Prof K Moodaliyar
  • Ms. M Malapane
  • Mr. N Msibi
  • Mr. R Mbuvha
  • Ms. S Mzizi
  • Ms. V Motloutsi

.ZA Domain Name Dispute Resolution[edit]

.za Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)[11] regulations to resolve .za domain name registration disputes.

.ZA Domain Name Disputes types:

  1. Abusive Registration[12]
  2. Offensive Registration[13]

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)[14] only applicable to un-moderated Second Level Domains (SLDs)[15]


  1. ^ "Norid: Domain name registries around the world". Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  2. ^ ".ZADNA". Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  3. ^ "ZADNA - ICANNWiki". Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  4. ^ "Policies - .za Domain Name Authority". Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  5. ^ " home — AC.ZA Home Page". Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  6. ^, Mark Elkins © Posix Systems (Pty) Ltd. "Whois service for". Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  7. ^ " - Main Page". Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  8. ^ "NomZa". Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  9. ^ "Domain information - .za Domain Name Authority". Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  10. ^ "NET.ZA | ZACR - ZA CENTRAL REGISTRY". Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  11. ^ "Domain Name Dispute Resolution - .za Domain Name Authority". Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  12. ^ ".ZA Domain Name Dispute - .za Domain Name Authority". Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  13. ^ ".ZA Domain Name Dispute - .za Domain Name Authority". Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  15. ^ "Policies - .za Domain Name Authority". Retrieved 2017-09-09.

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