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Get your .com or .co.za address from Ignite and spark new life into your business. Whether you have an existing domain or are registering your business for the first time we’ll get you off the ground in no time. Ignite caters for businesses that already have a domain hosted with another provider and also offers domain registration services if you’re registering for the very first time.
Here’s what you can do with Ignite’s domain registration services:
All domains acquired from Ignite include full Domain Name System (DNS) management.
All .co.za domains are free with all Ignite shared web-hosting packages.
You can set up and register a new .co.za domain in just a few minutes
City domains: .capetown, .joburg, .durban.
Local domains: .co.za, .net.za, .org.za.
Other domains: .africa, .biz, .info, .co, .net, .org, .com.
A domain name is an identification string that defines an area of administrative autonomy, authority or control on the Internet. Domain names identify Internet resources such as computers, networks and websites with a text-based label that is easier for humans to understand and memorise. Think about it, what if www.facebook.com was called www.65543678907364547383.com? And that’s what domain names do in essence, they make it easy to find things and get found.
The first step of the process is to identify whether or not you have a domain. If you do already have a domain and simply wish to transfer your domain to Ignite, select “Transfer an existing domain to Ignite” during the purchasing process. Please ensure that you have made your current provider aware that you wish to transfer the domain, so that they accept the request to transfer when it is made.
If you wish to create a new domain, select “Register a new domain” during the purcahsing process. You will then input your desired domain name, as well as the rest of the required registrant information, and checkout your purchase
If you’re creating a new domain, then the registration process is complete, and you’re ready to administer your new domain.
Important note before continuing: when a domain is transferred, the ‘zone file’ (or all the existing records under that domain - which could dictate where mail is delivered, as an example) is not transferred with it. It is therefore highly recommended that you ask your current provider for a copy of the zone file before you transfer the domain.
Transfers have a few more steps that are required before you’re able to administer the domain via the Ignite portal. A request to transfer the domain is sent via email to the registrant (which is likely you), as well as to the current provider. Once the domain is released from both parties, the transfer process is initiated. This can take up to 48 hours to complete.
Domain forwarding is the rerouting of a domain name to different web address. You can point a domain name to any other web address of your choice. This helps to resolve a given domain name to the correct resource you want it to point to. This happens in the case of companies rebranding or replacing their web servers but want people to find the at the same address.
Domain parking lets you reserve a domain name for future use. This allows you to call dibs on a domain name that you want to use in future. You may be thinking of a really great company name, but the chances are that someone else might also. So, parking lets you reserve your name until you’re ready to 3.2.1...launch!
Yes. As long as your domain name is registered in your name – so make sure that your web hosting company does this before you sign up! Simply update your domain name’s name servers to your new web hosting company. If you have a .co.za domain you will need to cancel your web hosting with your current web host to ensure a smooth transfer to your new web hosting company
If you sign up for web hosting and register a .co.za domain, you will not pay a registration fee for your domain. You will only pay the annual charge thereafter.
The domains, .co.za, are bundled free with all our shared web-hosting packages. There is a small annual charge thereafter. There is a small annual fee associated with other top-level domains such as .com, .joburg, .capetown and .durban.