The .za SLD Cost and Fee Structure: Wholesale Fees

It is important for the public to realise that one of the primary purposes of the Wholesale Fee is to sustain and enhance a critical piece of Internet infrastructure. The risks of not adequately supporting a robust and well functioning SLD space far exceeds the costs and charges associated with a single domain name registration. The Wholesale Fee is essentially an investment into bridging the digital divide and sustaining a highly competitive, relevant and secure digital space for South Africans.  If the Wholesale Fee is set to increase or decrease, the decision should largely be informed by the operational and administrative costs associated with running the SLD namespace. Not much information has been provide on these costs, including whether the regulator anticipates that they will increase or decrease in the coming financial year.  

DNS Africa to launch its exciting new Gateway solution at this years iWeek an AfPIF conference in Cape Town (20-24 August)

iWeek and AfPIF, Cape Town, 2018

On 2 July 2018, I  was fortunate enough to start my new job as an admin and communications intern at Domain Name Services (Pty) Ltd, an IT company in Midrand specialising in Internet domain name technologies. One of my many responsibilities is to plan, organise and attend events for marketing purposes. I work with the… Continue reading DNS Africa to launch its exciting new Gateway solution at this years iWeek an AfPIF conference in Cape Town (20-24 August)