Update Log for portal.dns.business

DNS Gateway
.COM/.NET SRS Production Environment Extended Planned Outage on 2022-12-11 - Dec 05 2022 04:12:43

Scheduled

DATE: Sunday, December 11, 2022

TIME FRAME: 0100 - 0500 UTC

DURATION: 4 hours AVAILABILITY: .COM/.NET SRS production environment will be taken offline

Verisign plans to change the IP addresses associated with the server names used for EPP access to the OT&E and Production SRS environments.

 

Advance notice .COM/.NET SRS Production Environment Planned Outage - Nov 07 2022 07:11:50

DATE: Sunday, November 13, 2022
TIME FRAME: 0100 - 0145 UTC
DURATION: 45 minutes
AVAILABILITY: .COM/.NET SRS production environment will be taken offline

 

.COM/.NET SRS Production Environment Planned Outage from 2022-10-16 01:00 to 2022-10-16 01:45 (UTC) - Oct 14 2022 05:10:41

[ Scheduled ]

.COM/.NET SRS production environment will be taken offline for maintenance.

 

.COM/.NET SRS production environment will be offline - Sep 20 2022 07:09:15

Scheduled Maintenance from 2022-09-25 01:00 to 2022-09-25 01:45 (UTC)

The upstream registry will be performing maintenance on their systems. COM and NET domain management will therefor be unavailable during this maintenance period.

 

Updates to policy for .com - Sep 09 2022 08:09:35

We have updated our .com policy to address two issues;

Certain transfers incurred an additional billing entry. Affected domains will be credited.Invalid hostnames will not be permitted with domain updates and creates. 

If you encounter any issues please let us know.

 

Scheduled Maintenance for Nominet Registry from 2022-09-13 06:00 to 2022-09-13 08:00 (UTC) - Sep 07 2022 04:09:02

The .UK zone will be unavailable for registry operations.

Details on this maintenance available here https://bit.ly/3QnsKzR.

 

ISSUE: Transfers in, issue detected for com net and org transfers - Aug 29 2022 06:08:00

Our team is investigating an issue with domain transfers in on the com net and org zones. Transfers process, but are not reflecting correctly on your reports. As soon as we have fixed this issue we'll update this notice.

[This issue has been resolved, we are monitoring transfers closely]

 

September 1st Price Adjustments - Aug 19 2022 11:08:33

Please note that there will be a price increase on the following extensions, to be put into effect on 1 September 2022. This increase is due to upstream registry price increases.


.biz (create, renew, transfer): $17 (increase of $2)

.co (create, renew, transfer): $26 (increase of $2)

.com (create): $9.50 (increase of $1)

.design (create, renew, transfer): $42 (increase of $2)

.design (restore, redeem): $49 (decrease of $69)


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the price increase, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team is more than happy to discuss this with you.

 

Scheduled Maintenance for Donuts Registry - Aug 18 2022 05:08:32

Maintenance (22:00 - 23:30 UTC) is anticipated to take up to 90 minutes for core registry services including EPP and WHOIS. Applications & services will continue to be available during the maintenance but may fail to return successful responses for short periods during the window. The expected impact will be an approximate 1 minute period of errors returned by the applications during the 90 minute window. DNS resolution will not be impacted by the release.

 

.COM/.NET SRS Production Environment Planned Outage - Aug 17 2022 12:08:18

DATE: Sunday, August 21, 2022

TIME FRAME: 0100 - 0145 UTC

DURATION: 45 minutes

AVAILABILITY

.COM/.NET SRS production environment will be taken offline

 

Promotions valid until 31 December 2022 - Jul 27 2022 09:07:12

.WINE https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=wine 
$7.50 for the first year, save $35.50 on a new registration. Renews at $43.

.WORLD https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=world
$3.50 for the first year, save $22.50 on a new registration. Renews at $26.

.DIGITAL https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=digital
$3.50 for the first year, save $24.50 on a new registration. Renews at $28.

.GLOBAL https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=global
$25 for the first year, save $36 on a new registration. Renews at $61.

.INFO https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=info
$4.50 for the first year, save $13.50 on a new registration. Renews at $18.

.LIFE https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=life
$3.50 for the first year, save $22.50 on a new registration. Renews at $26.

.PRO https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=pro *
$4.50 for the first year, save $12.50 on a new registration. Renews at $17.

.IO https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=io *
$40 for the first year, save $15 on a new registration. Renews at $55.

.AC https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=ac *
$30 for the first year, save $25 on a new registration. Renews at $55.

.SH https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=sh *
$36 for the first year, save $19 on a new registration. Renews at $55.

.LIVE https://gateway.africa/domain?tld=live
$21 for the first year, save $17.50 on a new registration. Renews at $55.

* New on Gateway

 

 

New feature requests - Jul 14 2022 06:07:02

We are starting with the development on a new version of Portal and would like to invite you to submit ideas and features you would like in version 3.0. Use the 'Wishlist' link at the top right to make your submissions.

 

MASSIVE PRICE REDUCTION FOR THE 4 AFRICAN geoTLDs - Jul 05 2022 06:07:27


CREATES WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JULY 2022

The pricing for .africa, .capetown, .durban and .joburg domain creates has been dropped to $4.60*.


RENEWALS WITH EFFECT FROM 1 OCTOBER 2022

The pricing for all existing .africa, .capetown, .durban and .joburg domain renewals will be dropped to $4.60*.


GOOD NEWS FOR PREMIUM PRICING TOO!

dotAfrica premium creates dropped from $160 to $60 *

dotCity premium creates have dropped from $106 to only $5 *

 

We hope that we can count on your continued support in promoting our local geographic-based digital identifiers.

 

* All pricing excludes South African Value Added Tax (VAT)

 

Scheduled maintenance for Donuts Registry - Jun 22 2022 05:06:33

https://status.dns.business/incidents/89280

Scheduled maintenance for Donuts Registry from 2022-06-27 17:00 +04 to 2022-06-27 18:30 +04

 

Scheduled maintenance for .org - Jun 20 2022 05:06:34

https://status.dns.business/incidents/88999

Scheduled Maintenance for PIR Registry (.org) from 2022-06-27 19:00 +04 to 2022-06-27 20:30 +04 (UTC)

 

Planned outage for .com and .net - Jun 17 2022 04:06:54

https://status.dns.business/incidents/88740

Planned Outage for .COM/.NET SRS Production Environment from 2022-07-17 01:00 +04 to 2022-07-17 01:45 +04

 

COM/.NET SRS Production Environment Planned Outage - Jun 06 2022 04:06:26

DATE: Sunday, June 12, 2022

TIME FRAME: 0100 - 0145 UTC

DURATION: 45 minutes

AVAILABILITY: .COM/.NET SRS production environment will be taken offline

 

Virtual Town Hall meeting concerning ZA Registry and Registrar Licensing Regulations and Procedures - May 20 2022 05:05:19

A Virtual Town Hall meeting will bring together direct stakeholders in the .ZA Registrar community to discuss the “Draft .ZA Registry and Registrar Licensing Regulations and Procedures'', published by the .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) for public comment. A copy of the draft regulations can be found on the ZADNA website: https://www.zadna.org.za/publications/za-regulations/

When: Tuesday, 24 May 2022 @ 14h00 to 16h00

Where: Online @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82079296328

This meeting is really meant as a networking opportunity and platform for Registrars to set the agenda and to discuss common issues and concerns regarding the draft regulations. A possible outcome of the event could be the preparation and signature of a memorandum of concerns and/or suggestions, or a petition, to be sent to ZADNA as part of the public consultative process.  

 

za.com added to Gateway - Apr 29 2022 08:04:33

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Pricing and info available here.

Do let us know if there are specific domain extensions required for your portfolio. We can fast track the onboarding for these extensions.

 

New geoTLD available - Apr 26 2022 08:04:27

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London was one of the first cities in the world to launch its own web address. Dot London is the official Top Level Domain Name (TLD) for the city. By owning a Dot London domain name, businesses, organisations and individuals can give their websites the “power of London” through a closer association with the city’s brand and reputation.  More info and pricing available here.

 

ZA Registry and Registrar Licensing Regulations - Apr 25 2022 07:04:04

URGENT: We have been notified by the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) that the draft ZA Registry / Registrar Licensing Regulations have been released for public comment. According to the notice: 

"The publication of these draft regulations facilitates a fundamental constitutional process of public participation.  ZADNA calls upon all stakeholders and interested parties to provide comments on the published draft regulations. The deadline for receiving comments is 06 June 2022."

The licensing regulations have potentially far-reaching consequences for the ZA namespace, including the accreditation of Registrars. We will be reviewing the impact of these regulations on our operations and customers. We encourage all our ZA customers to review the regulations and to make formal submissions directly to ZADNA.

Details and more information can be found on the link below:

https://www.zadna.org.za/publications/za-regulations/


 

Price Adjustments effective from 12 April - Apr 06 2022 04:04:56

Please see the following notice concerning up and down price adjustments for 64 domain extensions offered on Gateway.

 

WHMCS Module Update - Feb 18 2022 04:02:49

A new version (2.1.4) of the Gateway WHMCS module is available.

We fixed an issue with Auth code and its minimum required length (affected incoming domain transfers).

Download the latest release from whmcs.africa.

 

Donuts February 2022 Scheduled Maintenance - Feb 17 2022 07:02:26

We would like to inform you about the upcoming scheduled maintenance to the Donuts Production environment as set forth below.

Environment: Production

Date: Monday, February 21st, 2022

Maintenance Window: 18:00 - 19:30 UTC

Expected Duration: 90 minutes

Maintenance is anticipated to take up to 90 minutes for core registry services including EPP and WHOIS. Services will continue to be available during the maintenance but may fail to return successful responses for short periods during the window. DNS resolution will not be impacted by the release.

Please contact Technical Support with any questions or concerns you may have.

 

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