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.Durban will launch in three phases and be allocated according to a priority ranking.

Phase 1: Sunrise (17 June 2014 - 15 September 2014) Dates are tentative and subject to change.

This phase is reserved for trade mark owners or for those with other rights to a mark or name.

The Sunrise is not based on a "first come, first served" basis. 

Where two or more applications have equal priority ranking, the Applicants will be invited to bid for the domain name in an auction.

Sunrise applications have priority over Landrush applications.

Eligibility

The Applicant (owner or licensee) must comply with ONE of the following requirements:

1. a registered trade mark (from any jurisdiction) validated via the TMCH or MVS; or

2. a trade mark validated through a court of law or other judicial proceeding in any jurisdiction; or

3. a trade mark protected by a statute or treaty in effect at the time the trade mark was submitted to the TMCH or MVS; or

4. the name of a company, trust or other juristic entity registered according to the Applicant’s national law OR a business or trading name registered according to the Applicant’s national law validated by the MVS; or

5. an unregistered or “common law” trade mark validated via the MVS.

The rights to the trade marks above must be in full force and effect and must have existed for at least 12 (twelve) months before the commencement of the Sunrise period.

A SMD issued by the TMCH or MVS is required.

Priority

If more than one Sunrise Application is made for the same domain name during the Sunrise period, the Applicant whose trade mark has the highest priority ranking will be successful.

TMCH validation will have preference over any MVS validation.

If you have not verified your trademark with the TMCH or MVS we can submit it on your behalf. Contact brandprotection@lexsynergy.com for more information.

Ranking 1

* South African registered trade marks.
* Trade marks validated through a court of law or other judicial proceeding in South Africa.
* Marks protected by a statute or treaty anywhere in the world.

Ranking 2

* Trade marks registered in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa
* Trade marks validated through a court of law or other judicial proceeding in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa

Ranking 3

* Names of companies, trusts or other juristic entities registered in South Africa.
* Unregistered or “common law” trade marks in South Africa.

Ranking 4

* Names of companies, trusts or other juristic entities registered according to the Applicants’ national law in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa.
* Unregistered or “common law” trade marks in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa.

Phase 2: Landrush (17 June 2014 - 15 October July 2014)  Dates are tentative and subject to change.

The Landrush will start on the same date as the Sunrise but will run for an additional 30 more days, making it 120 days.

Landrush Applications will not be made on a first-come-first-served basis; all applications will be processed after the completion of the Landrush period.

If more than one application is received for the same domain name, an auction between the applicants will be held.

Landrush applications are not required to show any right to the domain name applied for, but a higher registration fee is charged for registering a domain name during this period.

A Sunrise application has priority over a Landrush application.

Phase 3: General Availability (October 2014) date to be confirmed

After the close of the Sunrise and Landrush periods .Durban domains will become available on a first come, first served basis.

Costs

Sunrise application (including a 3 year registration) £99.
Landrush £99 per year. 
General Availability £15 per year.

Costs in our other supported currencies (US Dollars, Euros and South African Rands):

Sunrise (per year)

US$168.30

€114.84

R1881

Landrush (per year)

US$168.30

€114.84

R1881

General Availability (per year)

US$25.50

€17.40

R285

All costs exclude VAT. 

Certain domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Unavailable Names

* Names reserved by Governments.
* 2 character domain names.
* Names reserved for use in connection with the operation of the Registry, e.g. “registry.capetown”.
* Certain intergovernmental organisation names and acronyms.
* Names that may cause technical disruption/ issues in the DNS system, including gTLDs and auto-configuration domains. 
* Country and Territory Names.

Country: South Africa

Region: Africa

Status: Taking registrations for GA.


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General Remarks


Reserved Domain Names

Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

General Capabilities


Setting Detail
Type Unrestricted
Supports Internationalisation (IDN) Yes
Supports DNSSEC Yes
Supports Backorders Yes
Supports Privacy Yes
Supports API Access Yes
Supports Dispute Resolution Yes
Subject to ICANN Guidelines Yes
Maximum Registration Period 10 years

Registration Details - Unrestricted


.Durban will launch in three phases and be allocated according to a priority ranking.

Phase 1: Sunrise (17 June 2014 - 15 September 2014) Dates are tentative and subject to change.

This phase is reserved for trade mark owners or for those with other rights to a mark or name.

The Sunrise is not based on a "first come, first served" basis. 

Where two or more applications have equal priority ranking, the Applicants will be invited to bid for the domain name in an auction.

Sunrise applications have priority over Landrush applications.

Eligibility

The Applicant (owner or licensee) must comply with ONE of the following requirements:

1. a registered trade mark (from any jurisdiction) validated via the TMCH or MVS; or

2. a trade mark validated through a court of law or other judicial proceeding in any jurisdiction; or

3. a trade mark protected by a statute or treaty in effect at the time the trade mark was submitted to the TMCH or MVS; or

4. the name of a company, trust or other juristic entity registered according to the Applicant’s national law OR a business or trading name registered according to the Applicant’s national law validated by the MVS; or

5. an unregistered or “common law” trade mark validated via the MVS.

The rights to the trade marks above must be in full force and effect and must have existed for at least 12 (twelve) months before the commencement of the Sunrise period.

A SMD issued by the TMCH or MVS is required.

Priority

If more than one Sunrise Application is made for the same domain name during the Sunrise period, the Applicant whose trade mark has the highest priority ranking will be successful.

TMCH validation will have preference over any MVS validation.

If you have not verified your trademark with the TMCH or MVS we can submit it on your behalf. Contact brandprotection@lexsynergy.com for more information.

Ranking 1

* South African registered trade marks.
* Trade marks validated through a court of law or other judicial proceeding in South Africa.
* Marks protected by a statute or treaty anywhere in the world.

Ranking 2

* Trade marks registered in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa
* Trade marks validated through a court of law or other judicial proceeding in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa

Ranking 3

* Names of companies, trusts or other juristic entities registered in South Africa.
* Unregistered or “common law” trade marks in South Africa.

Ranking 4

* Names of companies, trusts or other juristic entities registered according to the Applicants’ national law in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa.
* Unregistered or “common law” trade marks in any jurisdiction outside of South Africa.

Phase 2: Landrush (17 June 2014 - 15 October July 2014)  Dates are tentative and subject to change.

The Landrush will start on the same date as the Sunrise but will run for an additional 30 more days, making it 120 days.

Landrush Applications will not be made on a first-come-first-served basis; all applications will be processed after the completion of the Landrush period.

If more than one application is received for the same domain name, an auction between the applicants will be held.

Landrush applications are not required to show any right to the domain name applied for, but a higher registration fee is charged for registering a domain name during this period.

A Sunrise application has priority over a Landrush application.

Phase 3: General Availability (October 2014) date to be confirmed

After the close of the Sunrise and Landrush periods .Durban domains will become available on a first come, first served basis.

Costs

Sunrise application (including a 3 year registration) £99.
Landrush £99 per year. 
General Availability £15 per year.

Costs in our other supported currencies (US Dollars, Euros and South African Rands):

Sunrise (per year)

US$168.30

€114.84

R1881

Landrush (per year)

US$168.30

€114.84

R1881

General Availability (per year)

US$25.50

€17.40

R285

All costs exclude VAT. 

Certain domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Unavailable Names

* Names reserved by Governments.
* 2 character domain names.
* Names reserved for use in connection with the operation of the Registry, e.g. “registry.capetown”.
* Certain intergovernmental organisation names and acronyms.
* Names that may cause technical disruption/ issues in the DNS system, including gTLDs and auto-configuration domains. 
* Country and Territory Names.

Durban, the busiest port in South Africa has launched its own domain name extension .Durban.

Setting Detail
Registration Wait Time Instant
Requires Local Presence No
Maximum Registration Period 10 years
Refund Grace Period 0 days
Nameserver Limits 5

Transfer Details


Setting Detail
Supports Transfer Yes
Supports Transfer Passwords No
Requires Transfer Passwords Yes
Transfer Mode Transfer and Renew

Prices


Action/Phase Price
General Availability $25.50
Transfer †* $25.50
Renewal $25.50
Sunrise †‡ $168.30
Landrush †‡ $168.30
Backorder $117.30
Restore †* $170.00

does not apply to premium domains

may not include first year of registration

* may not include renewal

Disclaimer


The above information is provided by registry operators and/or other third parties and may change without further notice. Prior to relying on the aforesaid information, we recommend seeking confirmation by emailing support@lexsynergy.com.