SA hits one million domains

2015-08-19 11:31 - Gareth van Zyl
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Johannesburg - The number of web domain names has surpassed the one million mark for the first time ever.

This is according to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) which manages the,,, domains as well as the recently launched city top level domains (cTLDs) of .capetown, .joburg and .durban.

The ZACR made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.

Also, the ZACR website said on Wednesday that there are now over 1 000 050 domains active.

However, it has taken more than 20 years for to hit the one million mark.

According to a list of the early registrations on the website, the domain zone was created on June 4 1992 while the first website to be added was on June 25 1992.

The second website to be added to the domain zone was

Subsequently, the ZACR came to manage the domain in 1995.

And in January this year, the ZACR also announced that all South African domain names - from to .joburg - hit the million mark for the first time.

The ZACR has also been in a bid to manage the impending .africa. But the allocation of this name by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been held back amid a complaint by DotConnectAfrica Trust that its competing application for the domain name was not treated fairly.

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