The following information is supplied for the convenience of our clients or potential clients and is to be considered as a brief and simplified outline only.
What is a Domain Name?
Domain names are the human-friendly forms of Internet
Each physical point on the internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address. As these addresses consist of long numbers, domain names are the
Value of Domain Names
Recently there has been a realization of the value of domain names and a surge in domain name registrations. This is primarily due to increased use and access to the Internet.
We advise clients to register domain names that correspond to their
Protection of Rights in South Africa
There is no legislation in South Africa specifically aimed at preventing infringement of
Protection of Rights in Other Countries
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers)- responsible for the allocation of IP addresses- has adopted a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. This policy has been adopted by a number of
Where there is a dispute about domain names governed by registries that have adopted the Policy, these disputes may be referred to certain Resolution Service Providers appointed by ICANN. This procedure, although expensive, is a speedy and effective alternative to an approach to the Courts.
Registration of Domain Names
We would be happy to assist you to determine whether your proposed domain name is available for registration and will assist you in the registration thereof. These services extend beyond merely .co.za domain name.