Update – Maintenance
According to a post by the CIPC on Twitter, the CIPC’s systems are offline due to maintenance.
The maintenance is running from 24-26 January.
Please note that BizPortal will not be available from 15:00 today (24-01-2020) until Sunday (26-01-2020) at 18:00.
This is to mitigate against more power interruptions, as experienced yesterday.
We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. pic.twitter.com/KoG4JjldrM
— BizPortal (@BizPortalGovZa) January 24, 2020
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’s (CIPC) website is offline and cannot be reached.
MyBroadband was alerted to the issue by a reader, who stated that the “CIPC site seems to have vanished from the Internet”.
“[I] had a few clients query why they couldn’t access it, so we checked up on it,” said the reader.
When MyBroadband attempted to visit the site, it received a “site can’t be reached” message in Chrome.
The message added that the cipc.co.za’s server IP address could not be found. Pinging the cipc.co.za address also resulted in the request timing out.
The CIPC’s eServices portal – eservices.cipc.co.za – was also down at the time of writing.
Follow-up checks on the CIPC resulted in the following:
- When calling the CIPC’s contact number listed on its website, a message played which said the number is “unobtainable”.
- The domain cipc.co.za is registered and paid up, according to Whois records.
- Emails sent by MyBroadband to several @cipc.co.za email addresses appeared to deliver, with none bouncing.
The CIPC was asked for comment on the matter, but did not reply by the time of publication.