.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

Tips for finding the Perfect Domain for your Business

Choosing the ultimate domain name for your business can become a tedious and time consuming task, but it doesn't have to be. Herewith, a few simple guidelines to ensure your domain name properly represents everything your business stands for, enough information for people to know what your site is about, however not giving away too … Continue reading Tips for finding the Perfect Domain for your Business

Benefits of owning a ccTLD for your business

What is a ccTLD? A ccTLD is a Country Code Top-Level Domain. Each country has a specific top-level domain associated with their country, typically, but not always consisting of the first 2 letters of the countries' name. For example, .au is the ccTLD for Australia, however .za is the ccTLD for South Africa (an abbreviation … Continue reading Benefits of owning a ccTLD for your business

New Extensions added to Gateway

We are constantly adding new registries and domain name extensions to our Gateway Portal and our newest additions are Country Code Top level domains (ccTLDs): .JE and .GG and their Second Level Domains (SLDs). .JE First registered in September 1996, .JE is the ccTLD for the Crown dependency of Jersey. With a history extending over 1000 years, heavily influenced by … Continue reading New Extensions added to Gateway

Investigation into the issues surrounding SHA-384 DS keys for co.za

Following Delegation Signer (DS) records to the .za space on the 5th September 2019, in preparation for a Key Signing Key (KSK) rollover we started receiving reports of issues on some validating name servers.  The issue was eventually traced back to old buggy versions of Unbound that had been standard in older versions of both … Continue reading Investigation into the issues surrounding SHA-384 DS keys for co.za

RDAP has gone live for DNS

What is RDAP? Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) is the successor to the ageing WHOIS protocol, like WHOIS, RDAP provides access to information about internet resources: domain names, autonomous systems and IP addresses, although does so using a fundamentally different approach in order to account for the shortcomings of the traditional WHOIS protocol. RDAP is … Continue reading RDAP has gone live for DNS