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.
We are able to provide multitude of products for Registry Operators, Registrars and Enterprise customers with tailor made, turnkey solutions.
1 million domain names and this is just the start...
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.
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
DNS played a leading role in dotAfrica new gTLD application, their efforts in dotAfrica project will contribute to the development of the Internet Industry and community in Africa.Mohamed El Bashir, Chairman, dotAfrica Steering Committee
I have known most of the DNS team since the very early days of the Internet in South Africa, and I don't think there is a group more dedicated to providing reliable domain name services than they are.Ant Brooks, Special Advisor, ISPA
Domain Name Services