These are SLDs that has eligibility requirements and has a duly-appointed person or entity, known as the moderator, who verifies each application’s compliance with the SLD eligibility requirements.
Restricted un-moderated SLD
These are the SLDs that has eligibility requirements and/or usage policy to which applicants bind themselves through the act of applying, but which has no moderator verifying the compliance with the eligibility requirements.
Active vs inactive SLDs
Most of the .za SLDs are active (i.e. they accept new domain name applications) but there are a limited number of SLDs that remain inactive (i.e. they do not accept any new domain name applications, and only maintain names already registered in the SLD).
ZA supports a second level domain (SLD) structure which means that domain names can only be registered under an SLD e.g. yourname.gov.za or yourname.net.za. ZADNA decides which SLDs should be added to .za, which current SLDs should be reviewed, and the entities that should be entrusted with operating the SLDs.
* The SLD is dormant i.e. it no longer accepts new domain name applications, but only maintains already existing (i.e. historical) names.
** The SLD is open to accept registrations from South Africans and non-South Africans.
There a limited number of historical private SLDs that ZADNA inherited when it assumed the management of .za from the previous .za administrator. These are:
ZADNA no longer accepts any addition of private SLDs because of its commitment to maintaining the SLD structure.
In August 2007, ZADNA deleted a number of .za SLDs following public consultation based on the .za SLD deletions policy. The SLDs were subsequently removed from the .za zone file and rendered inactive. These are:
.ZA Second Level Domains Delegation History
26 May 1996
Tertiary Education Network (TENET)
13 December 1991
30 October 1995
Theuns Laubscher, ICG
23 August 1994
Sean White, Sean Greven, Karl Hohls
16 October 1998
Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope
24 February 1997
Department of Defence
29 March 1998
5 December 1994
9 November 1993
15 May 1997
27 October 1993
ARC & Company
8 March 1994
Mark R V Murray
1 March 1994
Network Information Systems
25 January 1996
29 March 1998
17 April 1996
NIC.ZA is intended for use by ZADNA to provide basic information about the .ZA namespace, including SLDs, Registry Operators, Registrars, Policies, Procedures, DNSSEC information and nameserver infrastructure.
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