Please be advised that renewal of all .Africa, .Joburg, .Capetown and .Durban (dotCities) domain names via the ZA Domains Control Panel have been disabled due to technical limitations with the AFProxy API system.
To renew your .Africa & dotCities domain names please use our new Domain reseller control panel and initiate a domain transfer.
Background information relating to these changes.
On the 26th June 2018 AF Proxy (The registrar who resells DotCities and .Africa domain names to Proxy Accredited Registrars) announced a scheduled change and transition to the platform that ZA Domains used to handle integration.
On the 29th June 2018 AF Proxy migrated its domain management system over to a new API system and requested that all Registrars update their integration code to the new system.
During the integration into the new AF Proxy API system, ZA Domains identified multiple issues with the new AF Proxy system and notified the vendor thereof - to date some of these issues are unresolved.
As a result of these issues and other factors a decision was made to cease any further development in this regard and move integration to another ICANN Accredited Registrar.
As a result of these changes, we ask that all Resellers and Registrars initiate a domain transfer via our new Domain Reseller platform. During the transfer of your domain name, a renewal invoice is raised and upon completion of the transfer the domain is renewed for another year.
Thursday, September 6, 2018