DotConnectAfrica Clarified its .africa bid at the Innovation Africa Digital Summit in Addis Ababa

All the rights to the new DotAfrica gTLD including the registry databases, rightfully belongs to ICANN and the African Union and UniForum cannot act outside these specifications that have been legally codified and approved. PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 25, 2013 – The 11th Innovation Africa Digital Summit (http://www.extensia-ltd.com/documents/innovation-africa-digital-summit-2013-programme/10581) with the theme: “National Broadband Strategies …

ICANN approves .shabaka the Arabic top-level domain name

Launch to provide Arabic-speaking world with a unique corner of the internet Dubai: Arabic businesses and internet users are set for a paradigm shift in their online behaviour as Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global regulator of web addresses, has officially approved شبكة. (.shabaka in Arabic – translates to .web in …

More companies adopt .rw domain

Within a period of four months since Rwanda’s Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), “.rw” was formally re-delegated from Belgium, more companies/individuals have started registering their websites under the ‘.rw’ domain. Previously Rwandans had opted for .com, .org, .uk, because “.rw” was managed from Belgium and Rwandans were not aware of the procedures involved to …

Cross-party support for Internet seminar series

  Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum will this week convene for the first of a series of seminars exploring the twists and turns of the global Internet landscape.   Organised by InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc), the Parliamentary Internet Forum seminar on Wednesday will focus on ‘who controls the Internet’ with former …

AfDB Launches Open Data Platforms for 20 African Countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Open Data Platform program is part of the AfDB’s …