[UPDATE]: An earlier version of this article said that the registry was down. The domain registry in Zimbabwe is ZISPA and this therefore implied they were down. This was not correct. Our readers called this out (thank you) and we realised the error. We apologise unreservedly to readers and to ZISPA for the the error and confusion caused.
name.co.zw the domain name registrar portal is currently down and has been facing some challenges for the past few hours. The site has been down since midday. There are also unconfirmed reports that some of the sites registered by name.co.zw are down as well, but we are not yet sure if this is actually the case.
Through Name, interested parties can register domains – only .co.zw, org.zw and ac.zw. The site, however, allows you to check for available domain names. Name is a quite a big deal and offers a very vital service and hopefully, this is just a slight disturbance.
I’m not sure what it is causing these problems but I doubt that this is maintenance work as they would probably do this during hours where user traffic is much lower.
Anyway, I do hope name.co.zw and the allegedly affected sites can get up and running soon.