November Update for .CAPETOWN, .DURBAN and .JOBURG

Published: 2 Dec 2014



South Africa's New Online Home for Localized Domains

The new .CAPETOWN, .DURBAN and .JOBURG domain name extensions continue their steady growth in the South African domain name market. These new extensions, designed for the South African powerhouse cities of Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, are already finding their place on the Internet, with over 7,200 total domains across the three cities.

As consumers continue to find these new domain extensions, each has courted a mix of curious as well as serious domain name buyers. Data suggests that there have been some "irregular" domain names registered that may constitute infringement, but the reality is there are still many excellent domain names available for individuals, organizations, and businesses of all sizes and these "irregularities" are the exception, definitely not the norm. This is, in part, because the South African city registries implemented the Mark Validation System (MVS), a service used to validate trade marks for the purpose of securing domain names in the Sunrise period.

According to registration data from, here are the most recent numbers for each extension (as of 30 November 2014). 

  .CAPETOWN - 3,255
  .DURBAN - 1,598
  .JOBURG - 2,351

As an ICANN accredited registrar with offices in Johannesburg, Lexsynergy understands South Africa and we can help you secure your new localized domain name for the South African market!

Contact us or visit our dedicated .CAPETOWN, .DURBAN and .JOBURG sites today! 

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