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The two above named domains are specially made for academic institutions, being for higher learning institutions and for lower level as classified by the Ministry of Education in Lesotho.

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The two above named domains are specially made for academic institutions, being for higher learning institutions and for lower level as classified by the Ministry of Education in Lesotho.

To register an, is free of charge, and automated, so the checks whether the registrant qualifies for the category will only be done post registration, and if there is any doubt, the office of the Registry will request documentation from the Registrant to confirm eligibility. If proof is not satisfactory, the Registrant will be contacted, and this may also result in the domain being deleted.

To register an, is not yet automated on the new registry system, so the request to register an should be accompanied by the proof of registration from the Ministry of Education. If the proof is not available, the registration will not be allowed.

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Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) in conjunction with the Internet Society (ISOC) will host a workshop on Scalable Network Infrastructure at Lancers Inn, Cnr. Kingsway & Pioneer Road, Maseru from 25 – 29 March 2019. The workshop targets the Network and IT Systems Administrators who have little to no experience as it is an introductory course. The following topics will be covered:

1. Basic Routing (Static routing, TCP/IP model)

2. IPv4/v6 Addressing


4. BGP

5. Management of router configuration

6. Network Operations Centre (NOC)- Network Performance monitoring tools

7. Routing Security concepts

8. Internet Exchange Points between networks

Interested candidates must submit their CV to the following email by 20 March 2019 17:00hrs.

Successful candidates will be notified by email on 21 March 2019.

Attendance is free of charge. However, participants are required to bring their own laptops.

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Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA), through the .ls Registry Lesotho Network Information Centre (LsNIC) in partnership with Network Startup Resource Centre (NSRC) will be hosting a technical training on DNSSEC for Security and Network Engineers who work with DNSs.

Date: 12 – 14 November 2018

Venue: Avani Maseru

Attendance is FREE

For course content and further information, follow the link:

If you are interested in attending the workshop, apply by sending your Curriculum Vitae to the email below on or before: 26 October 2018 at 16:00 local time.

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Lesotho Network Information Centre (LsNIC) will host a digital entrepreneurship workshop, targeting their businesses mostly in registrars and small to medium within the ICT industry.

The workshop focus is on how to grow brand and marketing in the digital world and automation solutions available to simplify interactions with clients.

Interested persons are hereby invited for the workshop, which will take 3 days. The training will be held at Lancers Inn on 21st – 23rd March 2018. Interested people should submit their CVs to the following email address not later than 14 March 2018. Successful candidates will be notified on 16 March 2018.

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Lesotho Network Information Centre (LsNIC), is a company established by Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) to manage Lesotho’s Internet domain names, which is to act as the trustee for .ls ccTLD. LsNIC is seeking comments from the public on changing the role of sponsoring organization from National University of Lesotho (NUL) to LsNIC.

ccTLD is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country, sovereign state, or dependent territory identified with a country code. For Lesotho it is .ls, and it was first established and delegated in 1993 to NUL. Thus NUL was also given the authority to manage the .ls. This means that all the changes and modifications on .ls were managed or authorized by NUL. Moreover, the technical management was given to Rhodes University in South Africa due to its advanced technical ability at the time.

In 2012, the Communications Act (No. 4 of 2012) section 5 (1) brought about changes. It provides that: “the Authority shall, in relation to the communications sector, have power to designate an entity to administer Internet domain names”. In line with the Act, in 2016 LCA established LsNIC to manage .ls ccTLD.

The roles of LsNIC include among others:

• Administration and management of .ls domain namespace and compliance with the international best practices on administration.

• License and regulate registrars.

• Develop and publish guidelines on the procedures for domain name registrations.

• Enhance public awareness on the economic and commercial benefits of domain name registration.

• May and must, when requested by the minister, make recommendations in relation to policy on any matter relating to .ls domain name space.

The general public is hereby informed that:

• The technical management of the .ls domain has already been transferred from Rhodes University to LsNIC. The transfer was completed on the 31st March 2017.

• The Administrative Management of the .ls domain has already been transferred from NUL administrative contact to LCA contact. The transfer was completed on the 9th August 2012.

LsNIC now seeks an overall authority on the .ls domain and to be designated a sponsoring organization for .ls. LsNIC invites comments from member of the public on this proposal. Comments may be send to: or by the 7th February 2018.

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The first ever software training workshop was held at Lancer's Inn on 27-28th March 2017. Free Registry for ENUM and Domains (FRED) is a set of open source tools used for managing domain registry. FRED provides management of domain registrations in multiple zones via set of interfaces and generate DNS zonefiles for all zones. FRED also enables LsNIC to function in a Registry-Registrar-Registrant (3R) model in which the registry (LsNIC) has no direct connections to registrants and registrars are responsible for the data in the registry.