Learn what a domain is, how it works, regulatory bodies, how to check availability, how to buy and the registration process.
Find and register the perfect domain name for your business.
With over 400 extensions to choose from, finding the perfect domain name for your website has never been easier. Secure your place online today and start building your brand with a custom domain.
Choose from the most popular domain extensions
This is the perfect domain if you do business throughout Africa.
The best domain to choose if you operate globally.
Comes from the word 'Network' it is ideal for ISPs.
This domain is perfect for non-profit organisations.
This domain name that shows you're serious about biz.
Easy to remember, and with plenty of domains up for grabs.
Ideal for developers and the tech community.
Country code for the British Indian Ocean Territory.
How to choose the best domain name
Check for Trademarks
Before you settle on a name, make sure to check if it's already trademarked. If a name is already registered, it can lead to legal issues and the owner may take control of your website.
Make it Memorable
Now, for the creative part. Make it memorable and ensure that it’s easy to remember and pronounce. Unique, brandable names are much more memorable and likely to be shared.
It’s also important to be clear. If possible your domain name should immediately convey what your business is about. Including niche appropriate keywords in your domain name can signal to Google how your site is relevant.
Choose the Right Extension
While .com is the most popular choice, you may want to choose a different extension depending on your business. For example, geographical extensions like .africa are better suited to an African audience.
Why buy domains from HOSTAFRICA?
- Free DNS Hosting
Make life easier by managing your DNS from the client area without needing a web hosting package attached to it.
- Nameserver Management
Take control of nameserver management by pointing your domain name to any host or use custom nameservers with ease.
- Free Domain Privacy
Keep your information private with free whois privacy protection on selected domains. See the TLD exclusions for the limitations.
- Domain Parking
Register domains for future use, to secure your online brand, or resale at a later date for profit.
Set your domains to auto renew each year so that you don't lose them to someone else.
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We offer some of the lowest registration and renewal fees in the industry and free transfers on selected domains to help you save money.
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With a massive range of domain TLDs to choose from, you can find the perfect domain name that suits your brand and enhances your online presence.
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Frequently asked questions
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The registration process is the process you go through when buying a domain name.
- The first step is to decide which website address you want.
- Next, use the search tool to see if that name is available.
- Simply add the ones you like to the cart and complete the checkout process.
- Wait for the DNS to propagate.
You can check if a name is available by typing it into the search bar at the top of the page and clicking the "check availability" button.
If it's been registered, the system will display other options with different extensions for you to choose from. Simply click on the "order now" button and continue to checkout.
It depends on the TLD chosen. Country-specific TLDs like .africa are relatively cheap, while popular generic extensions like .com are almost three times the price.
You can get a free .africa domain name by purchasing one of our web hosting packages. The domain will be free for the first year and renewed at the normal price thereafter.
Domain hosting only provides ownership of domain names with the ability to manage nameservers and DNS records, while web hosting provides server storage space for your website and emails.
When choosing a web address, you should pick something easy to remember, relevant to your website, and easy to spell. It's also important to make sure that the name you want is available, and that you're not infringing on any trademarks or copyrights.
Domains are snatched up quicker than you might think and more than 110,000 are registered every day. This means the number of available addresses dwindles with each passing day. So, if you’re planning to buy one, best do it sooner rather than later.
It depends on your goal and target audience. If you want to target a global audience, a .com is a better choice than a country code TLD (ccTLD), which can limit your reach. But, if you have an African audience, a ccTLD like .africa is more appropriate.
It's also a good idea to secure multiple TLDs to prevent them from being abused by impersonators or used by competitors in the future.
You will need to renew it every year. Some registrars allow for a ten-year registration period, which is convenient if you plan to keep the name for the long term. Renewing it every year ensures that it's being used and that the name isn't being wasted.
It can take up to 48 hours for your website to become visible to all users on the internet. This usually takes no longer than 24 hours, but sometimes delays can occur with some internet providers, pushing it beyond 24 hours.