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02-13-2018 (Newsletter Issue 3/18)
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Domain Name Registration Introduced / eServices Changed

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has introduced domain name registration services with effect from December 15, 2017. Companies can now register their domain names via CIPC at a cost of ZAR 51.30.

Further, changes to the eServices has been made. The Standard Short Form Memorandum of Incorporation for companies registered under the new Companies Act is now available to every registered CIPC customer for a fee of ZAR 30.00 per request. Also, the services such as the name search, free disclosure and person search are now accessible.