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POTRAZ Calls For Your Input As They Review National Domain Name System Framework

POTRAZ has issued out a new consultation paper as they seek to review the DNS Framework for Zimbabwe and they are calling all interested parties to contribute. The consultation paper will focus on the following: Current DNS Management Structure DNS Policy Challenges of the Current Model DNS Case Studies Proposed New Structure You can download […]


Name.co.zw Finally Resolves DNS Issues

Last week we reported on the downtime of Name.co.zw and at the time we wrote that we thought the issue had been going on for a few hours but people who commented on that article actually made us realize that they had been facing problems for almost two weeks and the problem was much bigger than […]


News Roundup: Zimbabwe’s DNS Success Ranking, New POTRAZ guidelines

  #Zimbabwe ranked #5 in Africa for the healthiest internet, #Potraz to introduce a bit of competition amongst mobile operators Ep23 Posted by Techzim on Thursday, April 13, 2017 Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your […]


ICANN and POTRAZ to host workshop on “DNS Industry in Africa”

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 […]


Name.co.zw upgrades platform to offer automated .org.zw and .ac.zw domain registration

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 […]


Zimbabwe Holds its First DNS Workshop, Could this be a Step towards Better DNS Management?

Never have we heard of a meeting which focused on DNS issues nor a workshop to tackle issues on DNS for so many years in Zimbabwe. Hearing of such makes one wonder what suddenly happened to our Zimbabwean DNS industry that we now think of holding a DNS entrepreneurship workshop. Thanks to the ICANN initiative […]


Everything you need to know about domain names (1)

This is the first in a series of guest articles authored by Isaac Maposa, the co-founder of Web Enchanter, a Zimbabwean startup in the domain registration space. Why you need to know about domain names Knowing how the Domain Name System works will help you in a case there is a failure or configuration error […]


An ICANN initiative to improve internet naming in Africa

Even though Africa’s population accounts for 14% of the world population, its internet users are only 6% of the world’s. Africa’s country code top level domains (the country specific domains in the fashion of a .co.zw, or .co.za etc…) are even much less; only 1% of the world’s. These are not rare stats to come […]


Are Zimbabwean ISPs and Companies Prepared for 5 May’s Possible Internet Blackout

Network managers are being urged to run a series of checks on their routers and firewalls to ensure their users will still be able to connect to the internet in the wake of a major change to the internet’s domain name system this week.

On May 5, the world’s top domain authorities, led by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the US Government and VeriSign, will complete the first phase of the roll-out of Domain Name System Security Extensions(DNSSEC) across the Internet’s 13 root servers.