SA hits one million co.za domains

It has taken more than 20 years for co.za domains to hit the one million mark. (AFP)

It has taken more than 20 years for co.za domains to hit the one million mark. (AFP)

The number of co.za web domain names has passed the one million mark, according to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR).

The registry manages the co.za, web.za, org.za, net.za domains as well as the recently launched city top level domains of .capetown, .joburg and .durban.

The ZACR made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.

The counter on ZACR’s website showed that there were 1 000 194 active co.za domains around lunchtime on Wednesday.

But it has taken more than 20 years for co.za domains to hit the one million mark.

According to a list of the early registrations on the internet.org.za website, the co.za domain zone was created on June 4 1992 while the first website to be added was bksinc.co.za on June 25 1992.

Paradigm.co.za was the second website with a co.za domain name.

The ZACR came to manage the co.za domain in 1995.

It has been bidding to manage the impending .africa domain name. But a complaint by DotConnectAfrica Trust that its competing application for the domain name was not treated fairly has been holding back the allocation of this name by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. – News24.com

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