What’s Good for DotConnectAfrica is Good for the World! ICANN Withdraws its Motion to Dismiss

A Huge Win for Legal Front-Runner DotConnectAfrica Trust! . April 20, 2016, ICANN has withdrawn its Motion to Dismiss [PDF] against DCA Trust’s First Amended Complaint of 26 February 2016. . In its stipulation to the Court, ICANN moved to withdraw its dismissal citing the following reason: . “in view of the Court’s order on …

DotConnectAfrica attends Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) CBC TECH 2020 Launch, Updates on dotAfrica IRP Status

DotConnectAfrica Trust joined, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at the launch of CBC TECH 2020, at Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue Washington, DC  20540.The new initiative is aimed at engaging the tech sector in increasing African-American representation and inclusion in the industry.   The Founder of DCA Trust Ms. Bekele later held …

2013: A year In Review, An End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

As 2013 draws to a close it is worth looking back at where we have been and consider what 2014 will bring. As usual for DCA, it has been a year of intense activity to ensure that our promise to Africa stands – that “we shall deliver .africa registry to the continent, sooner than expected”.   …

Rwanda: DotConnectAfrica Trust raises over a million USD for its commitment to transform Africa

  It’s hard to see commitment to projects especially in emerging markets like Africa.   Africa has been long identified as a new frontier location for investors looking to put great  projects that mostly focus on ICT. More recently there has been an increase of the number of mega-proposals and plans to build smart cities. …

DotConnectAfrica’s (DCA) response on “.africa” (dotAfrica) Reserve Name Policy Discussions on KICTANET

On Monday July 1, Barrack Otieno introduced a discussion topic on Kictanet titled “dot Africa Reserve Name Policy Discussions (Introduction)” which tended to give the impression that the “.Africa” (DotAfrica) gTLD had already been delegated by ICANN to South Africa’s UniForum.   Soon after Barrack’s post, listers started seeking enquiries, with Michael Bullut asking for …

DotConnectAfrica calls for an Independent gTLD Ombudsman at Congress

Washington D.C., USA,  May 30, 2013 –  Following the ICANN-46 International gathering that took place in Beijing China, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) body of ICANN also met and issued a Communiqué dated April 11, 2013 which contained policy advice on new gTLD applications to the ICANN Board of Directors. A copy of the ICANN …

GAC Advice to ICANN Board “Anti-Competitive” says DotConnectAfrica in response to the GAC Advise Objection notice it received on its .africa bid

  DotConnectAfrica in a spirited effort to secure its application on .africa that has lately been a victim of GAC advice during the just concluded ICANN Beijing 46th meeting has called the GAC Advice anti-competitive saying:   “we see the GAC Policy Advice as a wrong step, and against the explicit commitment to fair competition …

DotConnectAfrica disagrees with the Objection Advice in response to ICANN GAC for its .Africa application

PRLog (Press Release) – May 16, 2013 – DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), the contending applicant that submitted an independent bid for the .Africa new generic Top-Level Domain name, recently submitted another fulsome response to the ICANN Board of Directors to defend the GAC Objection Advice that was issued against its .Africa new gTLD application by …

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 …

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 …