DotConnectAfrica receives 17 GAC Early Warnings – Who is intruding in Who’s .africa?

ICANN has posted 242 early warnings thought the governmental advisory group GAC. These warnings were lodged by organizations interested in the new gTLD applications. .. Africa which has 17 new gTLD applications coincidentally has 17 early warnings on the .africa application with 16 from different countries and one from the newest member of the GAC, …

Dr. Bitange Ndemo the Kenyan ICT Permanent Secretary leads an IT revolution

A recent article I read by LosAngeles times, California USA, celebrated PS Ndemo’s  achievements in Internet Revolution in Africa:  “Since Bitange Ndemo got Kenya hooked up to high-speed Internet, there has been no stopping his cyber-progress. A ‘Silicon Savannah’ is now flourishing” Kenya is known as a powerhouse in Africa for many developments in the agriculture, health, business …

Top 20 Social Media Statistics For Fall 2012

Cara Pring recently posted a blog with over 200 of the latest social media statisticsfor 2012 (as of September) and the results are mind blowing. After reviewing all the social media stats for 2012, it’s hard to imagine that it won’t reach a point of near-complete saturation and integration into modern society. Some might argue …

Cyrillic Web Domain Ranked World’s Largest

Russia may not be the world champion in terms of computer use or Internet access, but when it comes to non-Latin domains the patriotic .рф is the name to beat. The Cyrillic .рф domain has the most registered users and is the most successful internationalized domain experience to date, according to the 2012 World Report on Internationalised Domain Names Deployment, which the .eu registry EURid and UNESCO released this month. Read …

DotConnectAfrica Relentlessly Fights For the Interests of Users & Registrants as Government Plots to Block its .Africa Application

I read this recent article by DomainNewsAfrica on the push by a vested group to support a government managed .africa initiative at IGF Baku and oppose to the DCA .africa application, and thought I will also  share my point of view.    Then, before I  even send out this article, I read that the action …

DotConnectAfrica Contributes to ITU Changes and IGF BAKU

2012 is an interesting year especially in the Internet and telecommunications sector that hugely defines how organizations and individuals communicate. In this year alone, the world has seen 1930 applications for the new gTLD’s facilitated by ICANN , IPv6 has also been launched and is being implemented in several parts of the world with organizations …

Emerging Cyber-Security Threats and Implications for the Private Sector

Adapted from CircleID. The new gTLD program will have a profound impact on the private sector’s increasing dominance over Internet information resources and ownership of critical registry technical infrastructure assets. It is already anticipated that only the private sector will take full advantage of the commercial possibilities offered by the introduction of new gTLDs, and …