.co.za (South Africa) - Amazon Route 53

.co.za (South Africa)

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Registration and renewal period

One year.


Only second-level domains are available for the .za extension. Route 53 supports the second-level domain .co.za.

Open to the public, with some restrictions:

  • Registration is open to identifiable legal entities (individuals and legal persons).

  • The domain name must pass a zone check during the registration process.

Privacy protection

Not supported.

Domain locking to prevent unauthorized transfers

Not supported. We recommend that you prevent unauthorized transfers by restricting access to the RetrieveDomainAuthCode API action. (When you restrict access to this Route 53 API, you also restrict who can generate an authorization code using the Route 53 console, AWS SDKs, and other programmatic methods.) For more information, see Identity and access management in Amazon Route 53.

Internationalized domain names

Not supported.

Authorization code required for transfer to Route 53



Supported for domain registration. For more information, see Configuring DNSSEC for a domain.

Deadlines for renewing and restoring domains
  • Renewal is possible: Until one day before the expiration date

  • Late renewal with Route 53 is possible: No

  • Domain is deleted from Route 53: 1 day before expiration

  • Restoration with the registry is possible: Between 1 day and 9 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from the registry: 9 days after expiration


The registrar for this TLD is our registrar associate, Gandi.