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

.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