ICANN 46 slated for 7-11 April 2013 in the Beijing, People’s Republic of China

ICANN 46th meeting will be held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China . China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the state network information center of China, was founded as a non-profit organization on Jun. 3rd 1997.  China Organizational Name Administration Center(CONAC) is a non-profit organization established in March 2008. It is affiliated to E-government Center …

Fresh Direct online grocer’s website outage after domain renewal failed

FreshDirect, the online grocer that serves New York City and surrounding areas, suffered a website outage after failing to renew its domain name, showing that even a dot-com company can lose track of its Web address. FreshDirect said in an e-mailed statement that it experienced a “renewal issue” yesterday with its Web address, meaning its …

2012: A Year in Review, End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

“As Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust) and spearhead of the Yes2DotAfrica Campaign, it gives me great pleasure to send this end of year message at Christmas to our entire Pan-African constituency and global community of supporters and well-wishers all over the world.” —Sophia Bekele 2012 was truly and eventful and memorable year. It …

African Internet Exchange project scales to Localize Traffic

Eight African countries have begun setting up Internet exchange points as part of an ambitious project by the Internet Society and the African Union Commission, aimed at improving interconnectivity between countries and reducing connectivity costs. Africa has been plagued by high Internet costs because most of the exchange points are in Europe. Several finer optic …