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BWS - A new dedicated hosting site to complement other solutions
BWS - A new dedicated hosting site to complement other solutions

Sign up with BWS and get 20% off your hosting fees. BWS focusses on removing the complexity of doing business online - offering a "one-stop, website-in-a-box solution"...

Issued by Baobab Web Services 26 Mar 2021

How to take action against cyber fraud in South Africa
How to take action against cyber fraud in South Africa

Statistics South Africa indicates that almost two-thirds of South African households now have at least one person who accesses the internet and with that comes the ever-increasing risk of cyber fraud...

13 Oct 2020

Steinhoff to sell stake in Conforama France to Mobilux
Steinhoff to sell stake in Conforama France to Mobilux

Steinhoff has agreed to dispose of its shares in home furnishings retail chain Conforama France to Mobilux Sàrl...

9 Jul 2020

Students graduate from GoDaddy's Train-The-Trainer programme
Students graduate from GoDaddy's Train-The-Trainer programme

More than 70 South Africans have graduated from GoDaddy's Train-The-Trainer programme...

27 May 2020

Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher
Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher

Spoor & Fisher has warned consumers about the risk of potentially purchasing counterfeit goods when shopping online...

18 Dec 2019

Claim your digital ID while there's time
Claim your digital ID while there's time

The arrival of Summer is the perfect opportunity for young South Africans to log onto the world wide web and claim their digital identities...

17 Dec 2019

It's your business - own it!
It's your business - own it!

In 2016, automotive and energy company Tesla paid $11m to purchase the domain name Tesla.com. Originally registered as TeslaMotors.com, the company spent over a decade trying to acquire Tesla.com...

18 Oct 2019

Tips for building a reliable e-commerce store
Tips for building a reliable e-commerce store

It's essential that you select the correct building blocks when developing an online store to give it maximum visibility and seamless performance...

7 Oct 2019

Do you still have ownership of your data?
Do you still have ownership of your data?

For years, cloud services have been growing in popularity due to their agility and "supposed" cost-effectiveness...

9 Jul 2019

How to prevent shipping container fraud
How to prevent shipping container fraud

Shipping container fraud has been prevalent globally for the last couple of years and millions are lost to these criminal syndicates annually...

27 Mar 2019

Be aware of domain hijacking
Be aware of domain hijacking

Domain names can be stolen, held hostage and used to wreak havoc for a business website owner...

14 Mar 2019

Be vigilant as phishing season ramps up
Be vigilant as phishing season ramps up

F5 Labs, in collaboration with Webroot, has launched its second annual Phishing and Fraud report, highlighting an anticipated threat surge from October until January...

30 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa
#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2018

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How Tech Girl made a name for herself in all things tech, gaming and geek

It's tough enough being an entrepreneur. When you make a name for yourself in a tight industry that's typically dominated by the opposite sex, even more so. Here's how Tech Girl Sam Wright is setting the esports industry alight...

Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2018

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names
Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names

As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors could be profound...

16 Jul 2018

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African RaRs can now easily sell .africa domain names

African registrars and/or resellers (RaRs) do not have to undergo the expensive and time-consuming Icann accreditation process in order to sell dotAfrica (.africa) domain names anymore...

5 Jul 2018

Is a .com necessary? Why send domain fees overseas?
Is a .com necessary? Why send domain fees overseas?

According to Lucky Masilela, CEO of ZA Central Registry NPC, there's a sense of renewal in the air and it's, therefore, the perfect time for SOEs to ditch the .com and revert to .za domains to show their commitment to building South Africa...

6 Jun 2018

Startups can now register company and domain names simultaneously
Startups can now register company and domain names simultaneously

As a result of a new collaboration between the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission, the ZA Domain Name Authority, and the ZA Central Registry NPC, it is now possible to register a new company and its equivalent co.za domain name at the same time...

17 Jan 2018

Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores
Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores

Nigerian startup Commissions.ng is enabling users to start businesses selling products and services in return for commission...

Tom Jackson 5 Jan 2018

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Various groups impersonating SANParks on social media

SANParks is concerned about various groups impersonating it and some of the national parks on social media...

15 Dec 2017

The second ‘Scramble for Africa' reveals need for IP rights protection
The second ‘Scramble for Africa' reveals need for IP rights protection

For the second time in history, the African continent has become a focal point for global expansion and brand protection is critical...

Carla Collett 25 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Using SEO backlinks for branding purposes

The problem with branding is that it takes a long time. You want to do various different things in order to be successful. One of them is actually using SEO backlinks...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Aug 2017

Nine tips to protect your brand
Nine tips to protect your brand

A brand is essentially a name, logo or slogan that differentiates you, your services or your products from others and is often the most valuable asset of a business...

Stephan Viollier 3 Aug 2017

.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia
.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia

The .africa cross-continent roadshow to officially launch the new geographic top level domain (gTLD), kicked off at the 29th African Union (AU) Summit held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

10 Jul 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally...

21 Jun 2017

The three requirements for .Africa domain registrars
The three requirements for .Africa domain registrars

Domain Name Registrars hoping to capture a slice of the new ‘dotAfrica' will have to adhere to three requirements before they will be allowed to submit a domain name application...

17 May 2017

ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates
ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with its launch plan...

4 Apr 2017

ZA Central Registry wins .africa domain battle, ready to launch
ZA Central Registry wins .africa domain battle, ready to launch

The Superior Court of California has denied DotConnectAfrica's legal battle to stop ICANN delegating the .africa generic top level domain to the ZA Central Registry...

29 Mar 2017

.africa joins the internet
.africa joins the internet

After a long wait and a court case, the African Union has launched the .africa domain for the continent…

17 Mar 2017

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.Africa domain will finally be available after legal victory

After years of legal battles, the domain name .Africa will be available to the general public to apply for domain names from 4 July 2017…

20 Feb 2017

Tips for choosing the right domain name
Tips for choosing the right domain name

For the Internet entrepreneur, a domain name is just as important as the brand name itself, says Michael Osterloh, CEO of Host Africa. For this reason, it requires a lot of thought and consideration...

Guest Contributor 6 Dec 2016

Twitter, Amazon, other top websites shut in cyber attack
Twitter, Amazon, other top websites shut in cyber attack

Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages as a US internet provider came under a cyber attack...

24 Oct 2016

ORG.ZA suspensions reversible until September 2017
ORG.ZA suspensions reversible until September 2017

South Africa's ZA Central Registry (ZACR) is tasked with administering second-level domains within the greater .ZA namespace...

12 Sep 2016

Livestreaming calls for greater awareness of security measures
Livestreaming calls for greater awareness of security measures

Following the recent announcement by Nicola Mendelsohn that in five years time Facebook "will be definitely mobile, it will probably be all video. The questions being asked is, is video slowly killing text...?"

6 Sep 2016

Africa internet opportunity abounds
Africa internet opportunity abounds

ZA Central Registry sponsors Africa Internet Summit in continued commitment to deeper African internet engagement...

8 Jun 2016

Selecting a domain name: blunders to avoid
Selecting a domain name: blunders to avoid

When it comes to business, the domain name of your site is a critical element of your identity and branding. It is therefore important to take time choosing a domain name...

Charles Mburugu 3 Jun 2016

About Advertising & Marketing Law conference, Johannesburg, 21 April
About Advertising & Marketing Law conference, Johannesburg, 21 April

Ten very qualified legal experts will cover King IV, CPA, social media, the ASA, promotions and competitions, competition and regulatory practices, and brands protecting IPR...

Issued by Marketing Mix Conferences 10 Mar 2016

Take advantage of new domain extensions and improve your SEO
Take advantage of new domain extensions and improve your SEO

Over the last three decades we have learned to love the internet and all it has brought to us, but many people find it odd to type anything other than .com at the end of a company website address. How did we get here?...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jan 2016

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Whaling attacks a heightened threat

Organisations are being warned of an increased prevalence of targeted whaling attacks, also known as Business Email Compromise - BEC...

5 Jan 2016

Five simple and powerful website building tools
Five simple and powerful website building tools

The introduction of your personalised website brings customer faith and trust in your brand. It also makes shopping and online sales easier for buyers and tracking the stats easier for sellers...

Jyoti Wadhwa 9 Nov 2015

Naseem Javed
Toddlerisation of China

Now China, very wisely, allows extra cribs in nurseries, double carriages on streets and a second child...

Naseem Javed 3 Nov 2015

Google plays forbidden name games
Google plays forbidden name games

Google, when borrowing a simple dictionary word 'Alphabet' to create a powerful mega global corporate name identity, could have easily called itself 'Cool', 'Pool' or a "Fool'...

Naseem Javed 12 Aug 2015

Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media
Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media

As if to prove to the country that the DPP has learnt nothing from their tragic legacy on poor governance, this week, the Peter Mutharika administration has announced that it will be introducing a new media gagging law...

Nyasa Times 12 Jun 2015

New .bank domain to improve security
New .bank domain to improve security

The rollout of .bank domains may comfort online bankers particularly in light of the many phishing sites which are also a common occurrence potentially resulting in financial loss...

Donvay Wegierski 11 Jun 2015

ICANN sees privatisation of internet management soon
ICANN sees privatisation of internet management soon

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The head of the non-profit group that oversees the world's internet addresses expressed confidence on Thursday that it would be privatised and out of US government control...

18 May 2015

Enormous business benefits from SSL certificates
Enormous business benefits from SSL certificates

A greater adoption of Secure Socket Layers (SSL) certificates is essential if website owners want to better their Google search engine rankings...

13 Mar 2015

A million registrations for .za
A million registrations for .za

The number of registered .za domain names has recently reached and exceeded the 1 million mark...

12 Mar 2015

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