.za

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.za
Introduced1990
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryZADNA
SponsorZADNA
Intended useEntities connected with  South Africa
Actual usePopular in South Africa
Registration restrictionsNone in .co.za; various restrictions in other subdomains
StructureRegistrations are only taken at third level beneath various second-level labels
DocumentsArticles of Association of ZADNA
Dispute policiesUnder development
WebsiteZADNA
 
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.za
Introduced1990
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryZADNA
SponsorZADNA
Intended useEntities connected with  South Africa
Actual usePopular in South Africa
Registration restrictionsNone in .co.za; various restrictions in other subdomains
StructureRegistrations are only taken at third level beneath various second-level labels
DocumentsArticles of Association of ZADNA
Dispute policiesUnder development
WebsiteZADNA

.za is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Africa. It is administered by the ZADNA.

None of the official names for South Africa can be abbreviated to ZA, which is an abbreviation of the Dutch Zuid-Afrika. Dutch was considered an official language in the Union of South Africa until 1961; it subsequently lost its synonymous status with Afrikaans in 1983 and Suid-Afrika is now the more common regional spelling. However, the .sa domain is used by Saudi Arabia and ZAR also serves as the ISO 4217 currency code for the South African rand.

The international vehicle code for South Africa has been "ZA" since 1936.

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ZADNA removed a number of domains from the .za zone on the 7 August 2009[1]

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