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Reserved Name List Guidelines

The Reserved Name List Portal provides Guidelines for various aspects of the RNL. The guidelines cover all aspects outlined in the Government Reserved Name List Policy with specific focus on processes and requirements.


1. Basic Principles and Tools

This section provides guidelines on the founding principles of the Government Reserved Name List as well as the tools provided to the general public and Representatives.


2. Government Representatives

This section provides guidelines on how to register as the Government Representative and outlines the responsibilities of selected Representatives.


3. Reserved Name Categories

This section provides guidelines on the available categories for reserving a domain name in the DotAfrica Reserved Name List. All applications for reserved names must fall under one of the provided categories.


4. Reserved Name Application and Reservation Process

This section provides guidelines on how to reserve a name in the DotAfrica Reserved Name List, as well as nominating Beneficiaries and including additional information.


5. Representative and Reserved Name Lookup

This section provides tools for identifying government Representatives and reserved names through the tools available on the Reserved Name List Portal.


6. Reserved Name Redemption, Extension and Deletion

This section provides guidelines on how to Redeem reserved names from the Reserved Name List into the DotAfrica domain name space. The section also provides guidelines on how to extend the Reservation Period of reserved names as well as how to remove/delete reserved names from the Reserved Name List


7. Tips and Considerations

This section outlines helpful tips and considerations for Representatives, Beneficiaries, and Governments for engaging with the Reserved Name List Portal and the reservation of names.