GAC Advice leads to TLDH withdrawing four new TLD applications

Major new TLD applicant TLDH says it will withdraw four applications after discussions with governments. Top Level Domain Holdings, a publicly traded pure play applicant for new top level domains (London: TLDH), plans to withdraw four of its top level domain applications after receiving government advice. In a recent  release issued , the company writes: …

IT revolutionizes Africa’s business sector

Day laborers in many African countries can hardly find a job without having a cell phone. This is one of the topics discussed at “Africa Business Week” held in Frankfurt (22 – 26 April). Felchesmi Mramba, the manager of the Tanzanian electricity provider TANESCO, believes that mobile technology has revolutionized the business world. Speaking to …

Insufficient Bandwidth responsible for Africa’s under-development.

The outgoing Head of Region, Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa, Mr. Lars Linden, has said lack of sufficient bandwidth penetration in Africa, is largely responsible for its under-development. This was at a recent press briefing in Lagos during the familiarisation tour of the incoming Head of Region, Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa. ”Africa still lag behind in technology development …

ICANN CEO Wants To Shift “Centre Of Gravity” Away From US

By Monika Ermert for Intellectual Property Watch In an effort to improve internationalisation, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will open hubs in Singapore and Istanbul, to serve the Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa respectively. ICANN’s headquarters in Los Angeles will become the hub serving the Americas. The hubs shall …

ICANN Appoints Additional URS Provider

Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and ICANN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing ADNDRC as a Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) provider. ADNDRC is well known to the Internet community as an established Uniform Domain Name Dipute Resolution Policy (UDRP) provider, with offices in Beijing, HongKong, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. It has …

Correlation between country governance regimes and the reputation of their Internet (IP) address allocations

We recently analyzed the reputation of a country’s Internet (IPv4) addresses by examining the number of blacklisted IPv4 addresses that geolocate to a given country. We compared this indicator with two qualitative measures of each country’s governance. We hypothesized that countries with more transparent, democratic govermental institutions would harbor a smaller fraction of misbehaving (blacklisted) …

Internet Society opens Canadian chapter

Internet users in Canada who value the Web as an open forum for free expression now have a national organization to promote their interests.   The Internet Society, an international non-profit formed in 1992 “to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all” on Monday announced a Canadian …

DotConnectAfrica Participates at the ICANN 46 International Meeting in Beijing, China

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 17, 2013 DCA’s application for .Africa new gTLD received an ICANN GAC Policy Advice Objection which the organization hopes to resolve by following the due process provisions within the ICANN new gTLD Program.  The DotConnectAfrica Trust delegation led by its Executive Director/CEO, Ms. Bekele participated and contributed at various sessions …