.AFRICA covers 54 countries that comprise the second largest continent on earth. Lexsynergy considers .AFRICA as an essential extension for all African and international businesses. Due to .AFRICA's importance, country coverage, and anticipated demand it is recommended to establish a strategy to secure core trademarks during the Sunrise launch and Landrush phases.
A validated trademark via the TMCH or MVS is required for the Sunrise phase.
Allocation will occur at the end of the Sunrise Period. If more than one application is submitted for the same domain; the applicant whose mark has the highest priority ranking and meet the Eligibility Requirements will be successful. If there are two or more applicants with the same ranking the applicants will participate in an auction for the domain.
Domains will be allocated at the end of each Landrush phase. If more than one application is submitted for the same domain name during the same Landrush phase, the applicants will participate in an auction for the domain.
Reserved Domain Names
Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email email@example.com to process your application.
|Registration Periods||1 year|
|Renewal Periods||1 - 10 years|
|Local Presence||Not Required|