137 TLDs ON SALE!

Online shopping has become an everyday occurrence for many consumers and if you are an entrepreneur or running a startup, you’ll want your own website and unique domain name in order to take advantage of this growing phenomenon. Its time you get your piece of the pie. Whether you’re aiming to be the next Alibaba… Continue reading 137 TLDs ON SALE!

.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

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)