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

Investigation into the issues surrounding SHA-384 DS keys for

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

Software Analysis Intern Livhuwani Mabasha on Testing

Starting your first job can be challenging, exciting and intimidating all at the same time, however, there's something new and intriguing about being in the office, surrounded by your team every day and knowing that your contributions are meaningful to the company. This, as well as walking away from the office every afternoon having gained … Continue reading Software Analysis Intern Livhuwani Mabasha on Testing

DevOps intern shares his experience working on new SSL Certificate

Meet Michael Mabye, a Computer Science graduate who obtained his BSc and Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Limpopo. While pursuing his Honours degree he tutored younger student in database and operating systems and was also very active in fighting for student rights and affairs. From a very young age he was fascinated … Continue reading DevOps intern shares his experience working on new SSL Certificate

AIS 2019 – Kampala, Uganda

A team from DNS Africa Ltd attended the Africa Internet Summit, in particular, the AfTLD ccTLD Marketing Workshop last week in Kampala, Uganda. We set out to share our experience in the African Market through launching our very own reseller product, Gateway, as well as to introduce our new user-friendly end-user based platform, TopDog. Throughout … Continue reading AIS 2019 – Kampala, Uganda