Webuycars Domain Disputes Case

Have you ever encountered a situation where you come across a domain name that's very similar to another familiar one? Perhaps it is essentially the same but spelt slightly differently, or it uses a play on words linked to a well-known brand or trademark? These similarities can be very confusing to customers, and might even … Continue reading Webuycars Domain Disputes Case

The In’s & Out’s of Cybersquatting

What is Cybersquatting? Protecting a company's intellectual property is invaluable in establishing a successful and profitable business, particularly in today’s digital world. The simplest way to build and protect a brand is to register a trademark. The US Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) defines cybersquatting as an opportunistic practice of registering, trafficking in, and using … Continue reading The In’s & Out’s of Cybersquatting

Registration Access Data Protocol (RDAP)

The Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) enables users to access current registration data and was created as an eventual replacement for the WHOIS protocol. RDAP was developed by the technical community in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).   RDAP is a protocol that delivers registration data like WHOIS, but its implementation will change and … Continue reading Registration Access Data Protocol (RDAP)

Trademark Registry Exchange (TREx)

The Trademark Registry Exchange ('TREx') is a new service developed by the Trademark Clearinghouse, which provides trademark holders with an additional protection layer for unregistered domain names, matching their labels, across a multitude of TLDs, by restricting the registration of these domain names in the general availability phase. Effectively preventing third party registration of domains … Continue reading Trademark Registry Exchange (TREx)

ISO27001 Certification – An ultimate 2020 Achievement

We are both pleased and proud to announce that on the 14th December 2020, DNS.Business was notified that it qualified for ISO27001 certification. DNS.Business received this notification from Sancert, the ISO27001 auditor, that they were satisfied with the audit results and that they will submit the audit results for formal ISO27001 certification.  ISO27001 pertains to … Continue reading ISO27001 Certification – An ultimate 2020 Achievement

Domain Disputes Explained

A domain name dispute is a conflict that arises when more than one individual or group believes they have the right to register a specific domain name. Most commonly a domain name dispute would occur when a domain name similar to a registered trademark is registered by an individual or organisation who is not the … Continue reading Domain Disputes Explained

.ZA – The Official South African Domain

.za is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Africa as maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The letter combination is based on the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two letter country codes as part of the part of the ISO 3166 standard. The .za namespace is managed and regulated by the ECT … Continue reading .ZA – The Official South African Domain

JOB SPECIFICATION: DevOps Engineer/System Administrator 

JOB SPECIFICATION: DevOps Engineer/System Administrator POSITION  Linux System Administrator (DevOps environment) LEVEL  Senior REPORTING LINE DevOps Manager SALARY R550,000 – R600 000 p.a. CTC LOCATION Midrand ROLE TYPE Long-term contract ABOUT DNS DNS is made up of a specialised team of domain name industry experts with their roots in Africa and aspirations on the world. … Continue reading JOB SPECIFICATION: DevOps Engineer/System Administrator 

Tribute to Bill Manning – A Friend, a Colleague and a True DNS Hero

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Manning. He was one of the Internet’s brilliantly unique and colourful personalities who many of us knew personally. The current Domain Name community in Africa owes a lot to his unwavering and sometimes hidden efforts in the industry. Bill fought for the fundamental principles … Continue reading Tribute to Bill Manning – A Friend, a Colleague and a True DNS Hero