Domain Features

Domain Privacy

Domain Privacy

Did you know your domain registration details are publicity available? For just R99 a year we will make sure that your domain information is kept far from prying eyes.

Auto Lock

Auto Lock

Your intellectual property is of the highest priority to us. gridhost has stringent controls in place to ensure that no one is able to take your domain name once you’ve registered it.

DNS

DNS

With us you have complete control over your DNS Zone file, so you can modify it as needed.

Top Security

Top Security

In the age of phishing and hacking, online security has never been more important. We keep your sensitive data safe with world class SSLs and firewalls, and we automatically back up your data for complete peace of mind.

Domain 1 Year Renew Transfer Whois Privacy cPanel Access Transfer Register
.co.za R 90.00 R 90.00 Free R 20.00 Free Transfer Now Register Now
.com R 238.00 R 262.00 R 238.00 R 20.00 Free Transfer Now Register Now
.info R 238.00 R 238.00 R 238.00 R 20.00 Free Transfer Now Register Now
.net R 240.00 R 262.00 R 238.00 R 20.00 Free Transfer Now Register Now
.org R 262.00 R 262.00 R 262.00 R 20.00 Free Transfer Now Register Now
.co.uk R 300.00 R 300.00 R 300.00 R 20.00 Free Transfer Now Register Now

Frequently Asked Questions

A domain name is your unique address on the Internet. A catchy, memorable domain name will help people find your website and remember your brand. A domain name is also a great way of branding your personalised email accounts (e.g. you@yourbusiness.co.za).

Registering a domain is the first step in establishing an online identity for you or your business. Having a unique domain name allows you to create a customised website and have professional-looking email addresses.

Keep your domain name as short and as memorable as possible. Think of an acronym if you have a long business name, and make sure you also register your full business name to protect your brand. Keeping things as simple as possible will ensure that people will remember you.

We can’t always get what we want, including certain domain names! But you’ll be glad to know that there are now hundreds of domain extensions for you to choose from. New geographic domain extensions such as .joburg, .capetown and .durban are available for immediate registration. You can also search for an alternate such as a .com or .org, among many others. Our intelligent search function will also suggest domain names to help make it easier for you to find one that works for you. So get searching.

We like to move fast at Optic Hosting – all domain names are registered instantly, ensuring that you secure your unique online address immediately.

This is really up to you. The rule of thumb is: the more domain names you have, the better your chances are of getting found and succeeding online. Having more than a single domain also helps to prevent competitors from registering domains that might benefit your brand when they belong to you instead. You can always choose your preferred domain, but make sure you register more than one.

The more domain names you have pointing to your website, the more likely people are to find you. We always recommend registering a geographic extension, such as .joburg, .capetown and .durban, to let customers know where you’re located in addition to a generic extension, such as .co.za or .com. By registering one of these, you’re protecting your brand from anyone else who wants to register it.

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