Do you own a .org.za domain name that is still registered with the .za registry ZACR? If so you could be the registrant of one of more than 12,000 .org.za domain names that were deleted on 1 September as their registrants have failed to transfer them to a ZACR-Accredited Registrar.
The ZA Central Registry suspended 15,420 .org.za domain names on 1 September 2016 yet to date only 2,394 registrants have heeded ZACR’s many requests to prevent their eventual deletion by migrating to ZACR-Accredited Registrars leaving around 12,677 domains for deletion.
Any org.za names that were not transferred to a ZACR-Accredited Registrar like Lexsynergy by 1 September 2017 were deleted and made available for re-registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants will, therefore, lose important org.za domains associated with their brand names as well as expose themselves to possible cost implications later on through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
A complete list of domain names that remain on the org.za default registrar is available at org.za default registrar https://www.registry.net.za/downloads/u/orgza-domains-20160802.txt and will be updated periodically.
To be eligible for a .org.za domain name, registrants must be a South African citizen or resident or an organisation that is constituted in South Africa as a company, statutory body, partnership, charity, NGO, trade union, political party, religious institution, club or other type of association or a foreign organisation that is licensed to trade or operate in South Africa or an owner of, or an applicant for, a South African registered trademark. Registrants must use the registered name only for non‐commercial purposes.