Domain Name Services
DNS is comprised of a specialised team of domain name industry experts dedicated to assisting registries in providing the most professional and efficient services to their customers, with its roots in Africa and its aspirations on the world.
Domain Name Services (Pty) Ltd (or "DNS") was incorporated in 1998 in South Africa in order to provide specialist registry services for the CO.ZA domain name space.
DNS currently provides the core registry systems and related services for the .ZA Central Registry (ZACR), including assisting the ZACR with the migration of its legacy systems to a new EPP based platform.
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DNS currently provides the core registry systems and related services for the ZA Central Registry (ZACR)
The ZACR's transition from its legacy systems to a new, world class, EPP based system and the introduction of a new Registrar Accreditation mechanism, has received widespread acknowledgement and praise as one of the most seamless and professional transitions that any registry has undergone.
DNS's unique policy configuration engine has provided it with the flexibility to adapt its registry service to different policy implementations or multiple, concurrent, policy implementations. This innovative approach to registry configuration and policy optimization has received widespread interest from the technical community.
DNS has assisted the ZACR in preparing and submitting applications for several new gTLDs, including the much anticipated dotAfrica TLD, which will service the African Internet community.
I have known and worked with some of the individuals and team within DNS since 1993 in various capacities which included in developing the Internet institutions and infrastructure in South Africa as well in engaging with them on policy making at national, regional and international levels. I have found them to be professional and hardworking and developed not only a working relationship with them, but also a friendship over the more than twenty years I have known them.Andile Ngcaba, Chairman / Convergence Partners and Dimension Data
Working with DNS team has been not only a business success but a pleasure and learning experience from such skilled professionals.Moctar Yedaly, Head of Information Society, African Union Commission
ZACR has found DNS to be a strong reliable partner over many years, always able to provide innovative and appropriate solutions.Llewellyn Jones, Chairman, ZA Central Registry
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