ZADNA DNS Practitioner Training short course 2022 for South Africans

Deadline: 9 June 2022.

ZADNA DNS Practitioner Training short course 2022 for South Africans

ZA Domain Name System (DNS) Practitioner Training Programme 

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) is the regulator and manager of dot ZA (.ZA) – South Africa’s Internet namespace. ZADNA is a statutory entity founded in terms of Chapter X of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002. Its key responsibility is to license and regulate .ZA registries and registrars, and to develop and implement policy guidelines. More information about ZADNA is available at


ZADNA is recruiting thirty self-starters that are driven and enthusiastic to join our DNS Practitioner Training short course for 2022. The training will last three (3) months and will equip the next generation of DNS industry leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for collaboration and creating a better society to establish a registrar-reseller business provisioning za domain name extensions. The program will provide relevant, practical experience that will supplement candidates’ existing knowledge and empower them to participate more effectively in the digital and labour markets.

  • The program seeks to address the skills gaps that limit the youth between the age group 18 – 35 years from participating effectively in the formal domain name sector in South Africa.
  • Accelerate the formation of new Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and assist existing SMMEs (Small Micro and Medium Enterprises) in expanding into the domain name industry.
  • Through the DNS Practitioner Training program, candidates will be able to capitalize on industry opportunities and contribute to their professional development.

Desirables and Requirements for the ZADNA DNS Practitioner Training short course 2022

The program’s objective will be to provide candidates with training in business management, DNS fundamentals, and digital literary skills. Training will be more intensive and focused on industry standards, practice, and practical experience, rather than on theory alone. It will include the following for each course:

  • Provide an overview of promising entrepreneurial opportunities that will establish and operationalise their business ideas.
  • Provide candidates with a high-level roadmap or checklist of necessary steps towards leveraging domain name registrar-reseller opportunities.
  • Provide candidates with the opportunity to connect to resources that will facilitate and support growth and achievement of goals within their personal and professional capacity.
  • Potentially connect candidates to established Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for mentorship and internship opportunities upon completion of the program.

Whom and what we are looking for in candidates:

Candidates should ideally meet most or all the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated expertise in producing actionable business ideas, ideally related to domain names and adjacent fields
  • Basic knowledge of the domain name and entrepreneurship landscape — including, for example, start-ups or SMMEs — in South Africa.
  • The ability to communicate technical concepts in an accessible way in a collaborative approach.
  • An organized and diligent way of working as well as a commitment to openness, transparency, and inclusivity.
  • Creativity in identifying new viewpoints on established problems and a proclivity for working on a team.
  • Basic understanding of the different components of the Domain Name System (DNS) including DNS delegations, resolution and catching.
  • Must be between the ages of 18 – 35 and have no formal work experience and must be unemployed.
  • Must be willing to commit to completing the 3-months DNS Practitioner Training program.

We are particularly encouraging applications from, women, trans and gender-diverse groups, people with disabilities (be willing to sign an EEA 1 Form) who are South African citizens.

Furthermore, applicants should possess any of the following technical qualifications:

  • Matric Certificate.
  • TVET College experience or NQF level 4 ICT (Information and Communications Technology) related qualification (A+ and Network+ or equivalent qualifications an advantage).
  • Experience with either Unix or Windows environments will be an added advantage.

Work Commencement and Location: The short course commences on July 01, 2022, and applicants will be required to attend the training in Gauteng at their own expense.

Remuneration: Each successful applicant will receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the program.

Submission deadline: June 9, 2022, on Thursday no later than 1600hrs. Should you not hear from us within thirty (30) calendar days of the application closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful (please submit your application here):

For more information and enquiries, please email [email protected] or call 010 020 3910