The Domain Name System(DNS) is a central part of the internet, providing a way to match names (a website that you are looking for) to numbers (the address for the website). DNS syncs up domain names with IP addresses enabling humans to use memorable domain names while computers on the internet can use IP addresses.
Speaking live in an interview with TechnoMag, the President of the Internet Society of Zimbabwe Mr.Jasper Mangwana elucidated how these functionalities work saying as Internet Society of Zimbabwe they are making headway with other stakeholders in their quest for example
they worked for the ”…private bill being passed through parliament…”data protection and privacy bill here Zimbabwe will move towards the same thing…..” ”communities see it as important …people look at domain name systems as more technical….yet you realise when the day when yo domain has been stolen by someone and someone has already started trading in you name online without you knowing because you only registered a company with a register of companies but u do not have online presence and the moment you have online presence it means you are exposed to dns…”
The ICT expert continued
”…but generally the categories that are available in Zimbabwe are….the .co.zw which can be registered by companies and individuals the .org which can be civil society like ngo’s registered and other institutions….then comes the .ac and .ag which represent academic institutions and the .gov which represents government…”
He stated its easy to avoid being defrauded if you use local based sites than these international one’s which will be more difficult to fix.
Jasper was speaking for many as hackers easily steal your information and even sites if you base domains that are not local.
Mangwana categorically stated ”its not really a Zimbabwean problem…we are looking at a multistakeholder….a lot of fraud happening…register domains that register in Zimbabwe….its easier for authorities locally to assist you…we have seen what has been done in Europe….here in Zimbabwe we are moving towards same thing…”
DNS Servers create a DNS record to provide important information about a domain or hostname, particularly its current IP address. The most common DNS record types are: Address Mapping record (A Record)—also known as a DNS host record, stores a hostname and its corresponding IPv4 address.