.AFRICA Pioneer Program

ZA Central Registry (ZACR) is now accepting applications for its .AFRICA Pioneer Program. The purpose of the Pioneer Program is to give approved applicants preferential access to a .AFRICA domain name prior to the start of General Availability, i.e., before the general public is allowed to register .AFRICA domains from the 4th July 2017.

The Pioneer Program is open to anyone including businesses, civil society, and individuals. If there is a .AFRICA domain name you want to register and you aren’t able to secure it in the Sunrise phase, we recommend taking advantage of the Pioneer Program.

Domain names that are awarded through this Pioneer Program will not have any initial registration fee. Standard renewal fees will be charged after the first year.
Applicants are required to complete an application and highlight key innovative qualities of their organisations, emphasising their relevance to Africa. Applicants also need to outline their plans to utilise their approved .AFRICA domain name.

To apply, download and complete the Pioneer Programme Terms and Conditions as well as the Application Form, then forward your application form to dotafricapioneer@registry.net.za. Once your application is approved, email Lexsynergy for assistance with processing your domain registration at support@lexsynergy.com. Applications will close on the 15th May 2017.