For over 6 years running, the African Internet Summit (AIS) has been described as the “peak” multi-stakeholder, educational & business ICT summit in Africa. Key-players in the internet industry get together to interact with the global internet community and share ICT knowledge, market updates and new and upcoming business ideas within the African region. Although… Continue reading DNS ATTENDS THE AFRICA INTERNET SUMMIT (AIS) IN UGANDA

Interview with DNS Intern Caleb Nkosi and his work on the WHMCS Module

Born and bred in Mpumalanga, Caleb Nkosi is a Bachelor of Science graduate who majored in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Zululand. During his time there he also served as the Chairperson of the Computer Science Society where he was exposed to various ICT channels which sparked his interest to pursue a… Continue reading Interview with DNS Intern Caleb Nkosi and his work on the WHMCS Module

Farewell Wishes to our Cherished Business Analyst: Courtney Appleton

It’s never easy, and always rather unpleasant, to say goodbye to a member of your team… especially one that is so admired and loved by your customers and partners.  Courtney formally joined the DNS team in January 2015… this after spending some time with us as a Coachlab intern during 2014. She started off as… Continue reading Farewell Wishes to our Cherished Business Analyst: Courtney Appleton


Online shopping has become an everyday occurrence for many consumers and if you are an entrepreneur or running a startup, you’ll want your own website and unique domain name in order to take advantage of this growing phenomenon. Its time you get your piece of the pie. Whether you’re aiming to be the next Alibaba… Continue reading 137 TLDs ON SALE!


POSITION: CUSTOMER AND PRODUCT SUPPORT CONSULTANT VACANCY AVAILABLE FROM:  1 June 2019 APPLICATIONS OPEN: 1 May 2019 APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 20 May 2019 DNS Africa Ltd is looking to recruit the services of a Customer and Product Support Consultant preferably to be based in our offices in MAURITIUS (North), or work remotely, and who will report to the relevant Service Manager. We… Continue reading JOB VACANCY: CUSTOMER AND PRODUCT SUPPORT CONSULTANT

.ZA is NOT a Security Disaster waiting to happen

Domain Name Service (Pty) Ltd (DNS-ZA) is the technical service provider to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and the .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA). With over 20 years experience in the .ZA space, we provide the core technical registry back-end systems and services for zones such as CO.ZA, ORG.ZA and .AFRICA. The article published on… Continue reading .ZA is NOT a Security Disaster waiting to happen

The .za SLD Cost and Fee Structure: Wholesale Fees

It is important for the public to realise that one of the primary purposes of the Wholesale Fee is to sustain and enhance a critical piece of Internet infrastructure. The risks of not adequately supporting a robust and well functioning SLD space far exceeds the costs and charges associated with a single domain name registration. The Wholesale Fee is essentially an investment into bridging the digital divide and sustaining a highly competitive, relevant and secure digital space for South Africans. 

If the Wholesale Fee is set to increase or decrease, the decision should largely be informed by the operational and administrative costs associated with running the SLD namespace. Not much information has been provide on these costs, including whether the regulator anticipates that they will increase or decrease in the coming financial year.