.NG Policy Changes & Price-Drop on .NG Transfers

.NG Policy Changes The policy regarding the Restoration of all .NG Domain names is changing effective 1st August 2018. The restoration of .NG Domain Name Extensions including (.ng, .com.ng, .org.ng, .net.ng etc) that have expired and are in Restoration Phase (also known as Redemption Period) would now attract a fee of […]

How long does DNS take to propagate?

Several factors feed into the time it takes DNS records to propagate through the Internet. The intricate technical details would be well beyond the scope of this article but a safe rule of thumb is to assume the propagation could take up to 24 to 48 hours.

Which Hosting Services get SSH Access from Web4Africa?

SSH is a very convenient method to access a Virtual or Dedicated Server for the purpose of server management and carrying out routine tasks. What is SSH? According to Wikipedia: Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network. It is used […]

How to reset WordPress Admin password via phpMyAdmin

In other to reduce the instances of spamming, Web4Africa disables PHP mail() function by default, on our Shared Hosting servers. As a result, WordPress admin password reminders would not function where the WordPress installation has not been configured to send email via SMTP. In this scenario, the following steps are […]

What do TLDs, gTLDs and ccTLDs mean?

One would come across the terms TLD, gTLD, and ccTLD in the context of domain names. This article seeks to explain them and their respective usage. What is a TLD? The term TLD simply refers to Top-Level Domain. It is the highest level in the hierarchy of domain names in […]

How to complete .UK Domain Transfer to Web4Africa

.UK Domain Transfers work differently from other TLDs, as a result of the unique architecture deployed by the .UK registry. The .UK registry, Nominet, has unique identifiers for all .UK registrars known as IPS TAGs. For example, Web4Africa’s Nominet TAG is WEB4AFRICA-GH. Web4Africa offers .co.uk, .org.uk and me.uk domain registration […]

GDPR and WHOIS

In order to comply with the rules with respect to the new European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), various domain registries are restricting the contact details that are displayed in public WHOIS records for the domains in their respective registries. The data being published currently variously from one […]

.UK Domain WHOIS: This registration has been SUSPENDED

The warning message *** This registration has been SUSPENDED *** can appear in the WHOIS records of a .UK domain name where the domain has been suspended by the domain registry. The .UK registry is very strict with enforcing their rules regarding the accuracy of contact data for each and […]

Web4Africa Nameservers for Web Hosting and DNS Management

For the resilience and stability of our web hosting and DNS management services, Web4Africa maintains nameservers across 4 data centres in 4 countries. The geographic diversity, in addition to being best practice, ensures a domain name making using of Web4Africa’s nameservers is always resolving to the right DNS records in […]

How to transfer .ZA domains from CIPC

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa. It handles the Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (Trade Marks, Patents, Designs and Copyright) in South Africa. The agency offers the registration of .co.za domain names from its portal before, […]