When choosing the right EPP provider for your business, ask the potential provider some simple questions:
- Are you ICANN accredited?
- What redundancies do you have in place?
- What backup policies do you have in place?
- How secure is my data?
- Do you own your own IP ranges and manage your own network equipment, or does it belong to a 3rd party provider?
First and foremost, domains.co.za is an ICANN accredited Registrar, which means we have to adhere to very strict standards, policies and compliances.
The domains.co.za platform is extremely redundant, featuring multiple load balanced API servers. Galera clustered database servers, redundant EPP worker servers, IPv4 & IPv6 connectivity and complete “warm” standby in a different geographical location. Our platform is located in a N+1 secure, redundant data centre with connectivity to multiple network providers.
domains.co.za runs multiple backup policies where high priority data is backed up every hour and lower priority data is backed up every 12 hours. In accordance with ICANN policies, weekly backups of domain data is backed up to Iron Mountain.
All communication with the domains.co.za platform is done over 2048-bit SSL encryption and all data is stored in your secure Database Cluster which sits on a private network that is not accessible from the internet. All backup data transfer is done via this private network and off site backups are encrypted.
domains.co.za achievements and accreditations speak for themselves, plus we are the first accredited ZACR Registrar and the only operational ICANN accredited company in South Africa. domains.co.za become the 1st Verisign, PIR, Neustar and Afilias Registries' accredited Registrar in South Africa and, to date, we are the 2nd largest ICANN accredited Registrar in Africa.
The domains.co.za platform, plus our accreditations has allowed us to stay at the forefront of EPP development. It also paves the way for Registrars and Resellers on our platform to take advantage of the new gTLDs.