One continent lOne extension

What is it about ?

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The .AFRICA is one of the new gTLDs. It is by definition the domain name extension of the African continent.


It will be used by websites that target the African market, those who have a presence on this continent and more widely by all those who wish to show their attachment to Africa.

Who is concerned ?

A public institution

A private company

A university

An association

How ?

BOOK YOUR DOMAIN. AFRICA

For instance: yourcompany.africa, bank.africa, radio.africa, construction.africa ....

The earlier you register your .africa domain, the more you increase your chances of purchasing it.

Applications for pre-registration of .africa domains must be received by GENIOUS during the launch phases (sunrise, landrush)

Africa ... more than just an extension

DOT AFRICA is:

  • A true African identity on the web
  • A presence in the digital African market
  • Better visibility on the Internet
  • Protection of your domain name on a continental scale
  • A real promotional force

How to be part of the space dedicated to the African community ?

The opening schedule will be organized as follows:

Graphique Sunrise
  1. The price of the renewal is set at 16.25 $ per year regardless of the phase at which the domain was registered.
  2. View the list of Premium Domains


Sunrise*Before the extension is available, companies registered in the Trade Register have the opportunity to protect their interests by registering their domain name as a priority.

* In order to benefit from the Sunrise registration fee, all companies must pay the registration fees for their trademark registration with the Mark Validation System (MVS) amounting to 150$ excluding VAT, enabling them to claim up to nine variants (words) related to the name of their entity that they can register with the .Africa extension.

LandrushThis is the phase between the SUNRISE period and the GENERAL AVAILABILITY and during which everyone has the opportunity to register his domain name in priority. In case of multiple requests on the same domain name, a bidding system will be activated. It should be noted that the prices charged during this period are higher than those indicated at the time of the general opening.

General AvailabilityAfter these phases of launching begins the phase of General Availability which operates according to the registration rules defined by ICANN. Everyone is free to register the domain name of his choice, if this one is still available. During this period, domain registrations are assigned on a first-come, first-served, real-time basis.

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