Secure your own piece of the Internet with a domain of your choice.
Then start dreaming – big!
Get Your Domain
There’s an ideal URL out there for you – let us help you find it and you can start building your digital home today.
.com is derived from the word commercial, and was originally intended for domains registered by commercial organisations. It is the most popular top-level domain in the world.
Local is lekker! If South Africa is your target market, then we suggest that you register a .co.za domain name. Doing business with a .co.za domain shows you are serious about your South African audience and customers.
Do you want to promote the growth and development of the Internet in Africa? Get a .africa extension. This is a new generic top-level domain specifically for those catering to the continent of Africa.
Enjoy a whole list of benefits when you register a domain with us. From having unlimited subdomains to expert tech support, we’ve made the whole process really simple for you.
At gridhost we don’t believe in contracts. We do believe in simplified billing and easy terms. Plus we give you the option to pay upfront and receive extra discounts.
You can have unlimited subdomains, depending on which hosting package you choose.
With us you have complete control over your DNS Zone file, so you can modify it as needed.
Our team of friendly technical support experts are available to you 365 days a year. Call, Email or Live Chat with us and we will do everything we can to resolve your issues.
Get complete control of your nameservers and point them to a server of your choice.
Did you know your domain registration details are publicly available? For just R99 a year we will make sure that your domain information is kept far from prying eyes.
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.
Check Out Our Pricing
Grab your ultimate domain with all the bells and whistles from as little as R99 per year. See all your options here:
Why Choose gridhost
We’ve sourced a generous offering to provide commercial-grade hosting at affordable prices.
Safe & Secure
Local hosting at our high-security data centre means backup generators, high uptime and complete peace of mind.
We’ll have you online in no time: no forms, no contracts, no setup fees and no faxes – simply sign up online, and pay upfront for extra discounts!
Host Your Website
Make your website at home with secure, cost effective hosting, instant activation and year-round support from our friendly tech support team.
Space to Grow
Our range of affordable web hosting packages allows you plenty of secure disk space and a range of other benefits.
Get More Traffic
Shine on Google. A unique domain helps drive more qualified traffic to your website for all the right reasons.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a domain name?
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. email@example.com).
Why do I need a domain?
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.
What makes for a good domain name?
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.
Someone's taken my preferred domain name! What do I do?
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.
How long does it take to register my domain?
We like to move fast at gridhost – all domain names are registered instantly, ensuring that you secure your unique online address immediately.
Should I choose a local domain (.co.za) or an international domain (.com)?
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.
Why is purchasing more than one domain so important for my brand?
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.
Can I add web hosting later?
You bet! You can add web hosting at any time by either ordering directly through our website or straight from your Customer Zone.
Why am I on the gridhost website and not on Webafrica?
Do not click away, there’s a simple answer!
We have decided to split into two separate businesses:
Webafrica (Getting people online) and gridhost (Getting people noticed online) to be more focused in giving you the attention you deserve.
So from now on, your hosting services will be managed by the same people from the same office providing the same services at the same price, all on the same top-notch technology, just with a new name, gridhost.
If you want more details, please read this “not so short” message from our CEO regarding the split.
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