Why our Domain Names are the best in South Africa?
Whether you want to host your small business website, ecommerce web shop, personal site or blog here is why you should choose our domains:
Not ready to launch a website just yet? No Problem! You can register your domain name with us, without it being associated with any services such as e-mail or website hosting until you are ready to launch.
With every domain you get free DNS management and free DNS hosting, even if your website is hosted elsewhere.
Host your domain with us and point it to another providers nameservers or you can use our nameservers for free DNS hosting.
Use our free URL forwarding service to point your domain name to an existing website.
Our friendly and knowledgeable support staff are always ready to assist with questions you may have.
Easy Domain Management
Wether you have one domain or thousands of domains, you can easily manage them all inside our client portal. Manage upcoming renewals or build a website with our Free drag-and-drop website builder.
Transfer Your Domain To Websitebuilder.co.za
If you already have a domain at another provider and would like to move it to Websitebuilder.co.za, you can easily transfer it by entering it in our Smart Search and clicking Transfer. Don't worry if your domain isn't ready for renewal, you won't lose anytime you've already paid for.
Domain Name Registration South Africa FAQs
What is a Domain Name?
A domain is what makes your website visible to the outside world. The domain name is the foundation of your website (www.your-domain-name.co.za) as well as your email address (email@example.com), using a well thought up domain name allows your customers to identify and remember you more easily on the Web. A great benefit of using your own domain name is that regardless of how many times you change your website hosting provider, your Email and website address will always remain the same.
What is the difference between a domain and web hosting?
A domain is the actual name people will use to navigate to your website. Web hosting is what powers the storage/back-end of your website to make it functional. You may order a domain without web hosting (some people hold them as investments, others redirect to existing websites) but you may not purchase web hosting without a domain.
I already have a domain, can I transfer it to Websitebuilder.co.za?
Absolutely! If you have already registered your domain with another provider (such as GoDaddy), you may use the form here to "transfer" it from them over to us. Don't worry if it's not up for renewal, you won't lose any time you've already paid for. Leave the EPP code field blank for .co.za / .web.za / .org.za / .net.za as these domain TLDs does not require EPP codes at the moment.
Can I register more than one domain for my website?
Yes! You can register as many domains as you wish for your website, but only one may actually serve the website. For example, Websitebuilder.co.za is our primary domain, but we own many other domains that redirect to our website, such as Website.co.za and Websites.co.za and many more!
How can I setup my email at my own domain?
If you have an existing email account (i.e. at gmail.com) you may register a domain and setup "email forwarding" to give you the ability to forward emails from @yourdomain.co.za to your gmail.com account. If you'd prefer to have a separate email account for your domain, these are available with all our web hosting packages.
Once I register a domain, can I change it later?
Unfortunately all domain registrations are final upon payment and cannot be changed. Therefore it's very important when registering a domain to double check the spelling. However, you do not have any obligation to continue renewing the domain each year, you can let it expire once the first year is up.
Premium .org.za / .net.za / .web.za Domains
Please note that the ZACR (ZA Central Registry) has listed all 1, 2 and 3 character domains of the above extensions as PREMIUM domains – at the moment our system cannot show this on the order page – we are working to get a work-around for this – so please do not order these names as they are more expensive to register – in the case that you do order such a name you will be refunded in full.
If you do want to purchase the name and are willing to pay the premium price, please contact us to make arrangements.
Thank you for understanding.