Migrate from Legacy to EPP Domain Management and benefit from low cost domain registration and domain renewals

Uniforum SA previously administered the CO.ZA Second Level Domain (SLD) name space and all domain management was administered through a text based e-mail system, referred to as the Legacy System. A few years back Uniforum SA developed and introduced a much needed Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) to facilitate better management of domain names within the .ZA name space. The introduction of an EPP system was praised by industry leaders, how ever with little or no information available on how to easily integrate with the ZA Central Registry (ZACR)  EPP many providers found themselves stranded with little information about the systems and partially no support.

Within a few months of the initial launch of ZACR’s EPP a few providers started offering Domain Management via the new EPP, how ever such providers either provided a product which was incomplete, provided little or no support, did not update their products as ZACR implemented changes, or simply charged their clients far to much for use of their EPP Management Systems.

With the introduction of the ZA Domains ZACR EPP Domain Management Control Panel, EPP Domain Management has become cost effective and simple to move migrate from Legacy to EPP Domain Management.

Migrating from the Legacy System to EPP is as simple as adding your Legacy Domain Names to your ZA Domains Control by using the Domain Transfer feature, specifying the Registrant for the Domain Name and name servers which need to be applied to the domain name after the transfer from legacy to EPP has completed.

So why move from Legacy to EPP?

Cost, Ease of Administration and Real time / Instant Updates.

Uniforum SA increased their co.za registration and renewal prices from ZAR50 to ZAR75.00 in an effort to encourage Domain Registrars  and Domain Resellers to move their domains away from the incompetent legacy system and onto the new EPP System.

The price increase drastically motivated a majority of the industry leaders and these accredited registrars and domain resellers benefited from a reduced wholesale rate for co.za domains which were administered via the new EPP system.

The ZA Domains White Label Domain Management Control Panel provides Registrars and Domain Resellers with improved management of their CO.ZA Domain Names via a streamlined web based control panel, or seamless integration into an existing WHMCS billing application with the use of the ZA Domain CO.ZA WHMCS EPP Module, or custom integration with the ZA Domains API Interface

The EPP system provides Domain Registrars and Domain Resellers with instant updates to existing domains, instant co.za domain name transfers and instant co.za domain name registrations. The legacy system typically required any action to a co.za domain name to be subjected to a 24 hour wait period prior to any updates. The ZACR EPP system has greatly improved on this by allowing for instant dns changes, real time transfers from one Registrar to another, and simple domain contact (registrant) management.

If you require any further information about the new ZACR EPP Systems then get in touch with us.