Co Za Domain Registry

As you may be aware, local and international data protection laws and/or regulations [EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Protection of Personal Information Act 26 of 2013 (POPI)] is currently in effect to govern the way in which personal information is collected, processed and/or stored by public and private bodies.

The rationale for such laws is obvious: to protect data identifiers (name, email, address, telephone number etc) of natural and in some cases juristic persons against abusive practices, such as, identify theft; to give effect to constitutional imperatives; and to provide persons with remedies to protect their personal information.

Within the ZA Central Registry’s (ZACR) existing Legacy Whois database ( the following information was previously displayed due to compliance with .ZA General SLD Charter Requirements.

Below is the “Accounting Info” that is displayed above the domain name information:

  1. Accounting Date
  2. Type
  3. Cost
  4. Invoices are Email to… *
  5. Paid Date
  6. ICnt
  7. TrkNo
  8. Billing Info * 

Below is the domain information that is displayed when performing a WHOIS query:

0a. lastupdate
0b. emailsource *
0c. emailposted
0d. emailsubject
0g. historycount
0h. invoiceno
0i. contracttype
0j. rcsversion
1a. Domain
1b. Action
1c. Registrar
2a. registrant *
2b. registrantpostaladdress *
2c. registrantstreetaddress *
2d. amount
2e. paymenttype
2f. billingaccount *
2g. billingemail *
2i. invoiceaddress *
2j. registrantphone *
2k. registrantfax *
2l. registrantemail *
2n. vat *
3b. cname                
3c. cnamesub1           
3d. cnamesub2             
3e. Creationdate
4a. admin *
4b. admintitle *
4c. admincompany *
4d. adminpostaladdr *
4e. adminphone *
4f. adminfax *
4g. adminemail *
4h. adminnic *    
5a. tec *
5b. tectitle *
5c. teccompany*
5d. tecpostaladdr *
5e. tecphone *
5f. tecfax *
5g. tecemail *
5h. tecnic *                
6a. Primnsfqdn
6b. Primnsip              
6c. primnsipv6            
6e. Secns1fqdn
6f. secns1ip               
6g. secns1ipv6             
6i. secns2fqdn             
6j. secns2ip               
6k. secns2ipv6             
6m. secns3fqdn            
6n. secns3ip               
6o. secns3ipv6 
6q. secns4fqdn          
6r. secns4ip              
6s. secns4ipv6            
8a. netblock1start        
8b. netblock1end         
8c. netblock2start       
8d. netblock2end        
8e. netblock3start        
8f. netblock3end          
9a. description1          
9b. description2     
9c. description3         
9d. description4          
9e. description5        
9f. description6

With the standardised practice of ICANN and other ccTLD Registries redacting their Whois data to remain compliant with privacy laws, the ZACR will be implementing the following changes on 3 September 2019 to its Legacy Whois service:

  • All corresponding output of all fields above marked with a asterisk (*) will be adjusted to “REDACTED FOR PRIVACY PROTECTION”.
  • All other fields will remain visible to the public.

We hope that as a collective we can take positive steps towards complying with legal, regulatory and policy directives relating to data protection within an environment that balances the privacy rights of its clients whilst simultaneously maintaining our individual abilities to pursue our strategic and business goals in a seamless manner.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further assistance or clarifications by emailing

We thank you for your continued cooperation and collaboration.

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