A domain will be set for deletion on its anniversary date.

The process for the deletion of a .za domain is as follows:

  • an initial 5 days suspension
  • deletion phase another 5 days
  • final closed redemption phase 20 days

It will be available for renewal within this initial 10 days grace period only. During this period no additional fees apply for recovering the domain name and you may renew the domain name by contacting our support team directly.

Once the domain has completed its redemption phase, it is not possible to renew the domain, and it will be made available to the public domain again. The Domain Registration process needs to be completed to register the domain again, if it has not been snatched up by someone else on expiry date

NOTE: Other domain types have different redemption times. It’s best not to leave the domain’s renewal to the anniversary date for these reasons specifically.  We send out renewal invoices the month before the anniversary date.