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

DNS Business at the 7th Africa DNS Forum

The 7th edition of the Africa Domain Name System Forum was held in Gaborone, Botswana from 22nd to 24th July 2019. The forum was hosted by the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA). The objective of the three-day event was to help the Africa Domain Name Industry to grow at a competitive rate and to ensure … Continue reading DNS Business at the 7th Africa DNS Forum

AC.ZA goes live on the Gateway SRS

Possibly the first second-level domain created in South Africa, AC.ZA provides a unique Internet domain name space for use by higher education institutions, learned societies and associated research and support institutions that are domiciled in the Republic of South Africa. Education is a fundamental driver of personal, national and global development, as confirmed by Nelson … Continue reading AC.ZA goes live on the Gateway SRS

.ZA is NOT a Security Disaster waiting to happen

Domain Name Service (Pty) Ltd (DNS-ZA) is the technical service provider to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and the .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA). With over 20 years experience in the .ZA space, we provide the core technical registry back-end systems and services for zones such as CO.ZA, ORG.ZA and .AFRICA. The article published on … Continue reading .ZA is NOT a Security Disaster waiting to happen