DOTCOM Act Passed giving Congress more oversight over the IANA transition

  “I’ve said time and again that this is far too important to rush and that we must carefully consider all of the potential consequences and outcomes before any transition occurs,” –Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)   The House of Representatives easily passed the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act authored by Rep. John …

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 …

Is this the ‘Beginning of the End’ of .Com domains? Welcome to the new Web domains rush

The Internet’s long-restricted virtual real estate market is open for business.   Hundreds of new so-called top-level domains (TLDs) like .photography, .expert and .pizza are available now that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees the domain name system, has expanded access to suffixes.   A handful of companies that prepared …

The Register U.K: ICANN Board members ordered to appear at .africa hearing

ICANN wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe   Source: By Kieren McCarthy on theregister.co.uk   ICANN broke its own bylaws – and acted in a way “fundamentally inconsistent” with its role as the world’s DNS overlord – while restricting efforts to make itself more accountable to netizens.That …

.Africa IRP Panel rules against ICANN: Says opportunistically sought to revisit agreed procedural framework

  The DCA vs. ICANN Independent Review Process (IRP) Panel, has made yet another interim declaration that has gone against the express wishes of ICANN.   It appears that the Panel saw through the ploy of ICANN, and agreed with DCA Trust’s argument that the IRP defendant wanted to “opportunistically” take advantage of the reconstitution …