South Africa has registered its one-millionth domain name.

The registration of, at 09h57 yesterday (19 August 2015) with the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) comes 20 years after there were just 450 registered domains at the end of 1995.

The Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Africa is .za, while is the second-level country code domain available for general use by South African and non-South African persons and entities.

According to ZACR CEO Lucky Masilela: “This is a landmark day for the local web. It clearly demonstrates that the South African ICT sector in general, and the domain name sector in particular, are on a firm upwards trajectory.

“ZACR has now joined a small group of registry operators worldwide who administer a six figure domain space. Even by international standards, the 1-million mark is a fantastic and sought after milestone. The ZACR now joins the likes of .UK (United Kingdom), .AU (Australia) and .BR (Brazil), to name but a few, which boast name spaces over the 1-million mark.”

The ZACR operates,,, and the cTLDs (city Top Level Domains) of .capetown (“dotCapeTown”), .joburg (“dotJoburg”) and .durban (“dotDurban”).