When you choose a .co.za domain, you are choosing to stay true to your South African identity. A .co.za domain is a second-level domain that is specified to South Africa only. Seeing as it is a country-code domain, the .co.za domain gets preference over other domain extensions in local users’ search engines
Companies that offer domain registration will require you to pay a certain fee to have a domain reserved for you. You can however get a free .co.za domain with a web hosting package. Many web hosting companies in South Africa offer web hosting packages that come with free.co.za domains and email accounts. That means you get everything at a go and at a reduced cost.
With as little as R50 per month, you can get the personal plan with Truehost Cloud that comes with a free.co.za domain. Besides that, it comes with 30GB disc space and unlimited bandwidth for your website. Other companies offering web hosting packages with free .co za domains in South Africa include:
- Host Africa
- Paradigm Solutions
The domains that comes with web hosting packages are usually valid for one year. You will therefore need to keep renewing the domain yearly at the usual renewal fee to reserve it.