Déjà vu Dakar Masquerade — An “Africa Agenda 2.0” in Marrakech?

  ICANN Africa strategy has been ICANN’s biggest foray into Africa, laden with many goodies and plans that were mean to create more awareness about ICANN in Africa.   In August 2012,  this very strategy was announced by ICANN and after holding a meeting, involving Steve Crocker, Chairman of ICANN’s Board of Directors, ICANN’s CEO-Designate …

DCA Trust Preliminary Injunction on .Africa Proves Likelihood To Succeed In Court: Here is Why?

DCA recently dismissed ICANN’s opposition to its preliminary injunction on delegation of .Africa as #HotAir, in a news report covered  by the premier DomainNewsAfrica. . On January 20, 2016, DCA Trust took ICANN to court over a disagreement with how ICANN processed its application, after DCA prevailed in the Independent Review Process (“IRP”) against ICANN …

Cybersquatting cases are on the rise triggered by New gTLDs says WIPO

According to the latest report from The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), trademark owners filed 2,754 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the agency in 2015 — an increase of 4.6 % over the previous year. The cybersquatting disputes related to new gTLDs accounted for 10.5% of UDRP caseload in …

3 African initiatives win 7000USD from the 2015 Miss.Africa Seed Fund

Three African girls and women STEM initiatives have won a total of 7,000 United States Dollars from the inaugural Miss.Africa Seed Fund from the Miss. Africa Initiative, a pan-african trust program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA).   Over 90 applicants from more than 18 Countries in Africa across the African continent applied for the Fund. Among the …

ICANN transmits Transition Plan to US Government

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker today submitted to the U.S. Government a plan developed by the international Internet community that, if approved, will lead to global stewardship of some key technical Internet functions. The news was confirmed at a press conference finalizing the ICANN 55 meetings …

Cyberattacks expected to rise as China-based state-linked hackers target organizations

Cyberattacks in Hong Kong are expected to rise, according to security experts who have identified at least seven state-linked hacker groups in mainland China that have been targeting organisations in the city since 2014.   Bryce Boland, the chief technology officer for Asia-Pacific at cybersecurity company FireEye, said on Thursday that cyberattacks by the hacker …