.africa Domain Name Registration

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.africa Domain Name Registration

Why choose a .africa domain?

.africa overview

Stand out and share your pan-African pride with a branded .africa domain name. The African continent is home to a rich variety of national cultures, languages, and histories. When you choose a .africa domain name, you’re telling your audience that your have ties to Africa and its diverse population. And the best part? You don’t need to be based in Africa to register this TLD.

.africa facts, stats & history

Despite its association with the African continent, .africa isn't restricted regional domain extension. It’s a generic top-level domain (TLD), regulated by Registry.africa. This means that anyone, anywhere can register a .africa domain name. It’s perfect for companies selling African-specific products, targeting an African audience, or simply African businesses that want a domain that highlights their cultural and regional identity.

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Is .africa right for you?

.africa benefits

Wherever you're located, a .africa TLD shares that you’re part of the pan-African community. It’s the ideal choice for any business that wants to put their African connections front and center, especially if the .com extension for your business name is already taken.

Ideas for your .africa domain

Whether you’re selling products from Ghanaian artisans, part of Nairobi’s burgeoning tech scene, or a non-profit serving African populations, a .africa domain extension could be the perfect fit for your business or organization.

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FAQ - Learn more about .africa domains

  • .africa is a generic, top-level domain (TLD). It’s best suited for African organizations or those hoping to reach African audiences, wherever they are in the world.
  • A .africa domain extension makes your connection to Africa loud and clear. It’s a great way to build trust with your target consumers before they even visit your site.
  • While most geographical domains place restrictions on who can buy them (it's normally limited to locals of the country or region), no such rules exist for .africa. In other words, anyone can register a .africa domain name as long as it hasn't already been registered.
  • Yes! Register your .africa domain name on Shopify and establish yourself online today
  • If you buy your .africa domain through Shopify, you’ll get a free SSL certificate. Otherwise, SSL certification can cost you hundreds of dollars every year.