ICANN in collaboration with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe is hosting a workshop which will cover emerging topics of interest related to the DNS Industry in Africa. This workshop is open to all those with interest in DNS industry in Africa and the attendance is free. The workshop will be held at […]
I love name.co.zw. They solved a big pain for me personally and I’m sure they did for many other Zimbabweans out there for whom domain registration was nothing short of painstakingly slow. Name essentially introduced the automated registration of .co.zw domains in Zimbabwe back in September 2013. So it was great receiving news today that they have […]
Why don’t we link the domains to mobile phone numbers?
We’ve spoken to the Zimbabwe Internet Service Providers Association (ZISPA) about the difficulties of registering a .co.zw domain name. In an interview, Troy Prinsloo the current ZISPA chairman explained to us that they are working to address one of the main problems with domain registration in Zimbabwe, which is that it takes too long. Two to three days, even more sometimes.
One of the main drivers of local content is local people being able to easily register a domain in the .zw space. Being able to find information on how to do this, being able to easily contact a registrar and get a domain registered without difficulty, and being able to proceed with the task of creating and making information available. This process is not straightforward locally.
We promised to post an interview we had with current ZISPA chairman, Troy Prinsloo, on these issues. We had it a couple of weeks ago. It’s a long interview and we had to cut out parts we felt didn’t contribute much to the subject. It still remained long so if you don’t have the time to read through all of it, here are main points discussed.