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
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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
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
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
Firstly, a ‘dot brand’ is a Top-Level Domain (TLD) similar to .com or .org, however your brand name appears to the right of the dot, and you own the entire name space. Owning your dot brand provides you with huge flexibility to broaden the scope of your organisation as you alone will control the entire … Continue reading Why own your .Brand?
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
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
The Asante Promotion is a bi-annual sale for the ONLY 4 African geographic Top Level Domain names (gTLDs) on the continent. These bi-annual sales are applicable for the dotAfrica (.africa) ; dotCapetown (.capetown); dotJoburg (.joburg) and dotDurban (.durban) gTLDs. All 4 gTLDs are available on DNS Gateway's Reseller Portal. Prices are as follows: .africa - … Continue reading The Asante 50% SALE is live!
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