South Africa’s ZA Central Registry has informed registrars about a price hike for .ZA domain registrations and renewals. Registering or renewing co.za, org.za, net.za, and web.za domains will cost more from 01 March, according to MyBroadband. ZACR CEO Lucky Masilela said the wholesale price of registrations through the extensible provisioning protocol (EPP) system would become ZAR 45, while legacy registrations would increase to ZAR 90. Currently. EPP costs ZAR 35, while legacy registrations cost ZAR 65.88.
These price increases were approved in November 2014, and were originally set to take effect on 16 February. Further price increases to legacy registrations of ZAR 10 per year will be implemented annually from 01 March, until the price reaches ZAR 130 in 2019.