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Friday, March 13, 2009

YoAfrica do keep you informed

This could be why so many people are complaining about lack of e-mails. this is the only message to haver gone out from any ISP

There is a serious problem with email and browsing to all domains ending in .ZW The worst affected domains, as they are the biggest, are:

This problem is caused by failure of the International .ZW Internet Database Servers, the telephone directories for Zimbabwe Internet. The source hosts for .ZW domains are managed and housed by TelOne and, for various reasons, these servers have not been reachable internationally for some time. The .zw name has now almost completely dropped from the Internet.

To compound the problem, most anti spam systems check to see if a domain exists before sending mail to or receiving mail from a domain. As anything .ZW now does not exist, this mail looks like and may be treated as SPAM.

This is a very simplistic explanation of a very complex and diverse problem. Please be assured YoAfrica is working closely with TelOne and the ZISPA (Zimbabwe Internet Service Provider’s Association) to try and resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

We would like to remind you that domains other than those ending in .ZW are NOT affected, so mail to and from and address such as will NOT be affected by this problem.

Please contact if you would like advice on transferring your mail or website to a .com or other international domain.


YoAfrica Technical Team.

Harare Phone: 760406
Bulawayo Phone: 370000

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