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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Delegated |manager = [[UniForum SA]] |country = South Africa |language = |translation = |stringcontention = |registryprovider = [[UniForum SA]] |registrations = |date = 05 June 2014 |type = [[GeoTLD]] |community = |priority = |keypeople = [[Neil Dundas]], Director }} '''.durban''' is a delegated [[GeoTLD]] in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD expansion program]]. The application for the .durban domain name string was submitted by [[UniForum SA]] (ZA Central Registry), registry operator of South Africa's [[.za]] [[ccTLD|country code top level domain]] (ccTLD). The company is also doing business as ZA Central Registry, and has applied for [[.africa]], [[.joburg]], and [[.capetown]].[http://www.yidio.com/article_admin/ Three South African city gTLDs announced][http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/viewstatus ViewStatus, gTLDResult.ICANN.org] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 05 June, 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated String, ICANN.org] Retrieved 23 Mar 2015 ==Application Details== The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18: "UniForum SA is a non-profit company incorporated in South Africa and trading as the .ZA Central Registry (“ZACR”). The ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) is the South African ccTLD Manager established in terms of Chapter X of the Electronic Communications and Transactions (ECT) Act of South Africa to manage and regulate the ZA ccTLD, and to develop the domain name industry in South Africa. As the exclusive domain name authority of South Africa, ZADNA appointed UniForum SA to serve as the ZA Central Registry and provide a centralised platform for the operation of ZA second level domains such as co.za, net.za, org.za and web.za. ZADNA has, with the support of the Department of Communications, officially appointed UniForum SA to apply for, manage and administer the dotDurban gTLD. This forms part of the national domain name strategy aimed at ensuring that South Africa’s three major cities - Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg are at the forefront of digital innovation and leadership. .. The dotDurban registration policy will be established, implemented and maintained through the ZACR as an unrestricted gTLD under the ICANN framework. The registration policy will be based on the premise that it will set out the technical and administrative procedures and criteria used by the registry with regards to domain name registrations or requests for such registrations, including cancellations, transfers, suspensions, revocations, etc. The policy will be informed and guided by the consensus-driven policies and procedures developed through the ICANN multi-stakeholder process."[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/viewstatus Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org]Retrieved 15 Feb 2013 ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:GeoTLD|durban]]

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.durban Registrar Details

.DURBAN Domain Name
Neil Dundas
ZA Central Registry (NPC)
COZA House, Gazelle Close, Corporate Park
Midrand, Gauteng 1685
+27 11 314 0077
+27 11 314 0088
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