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 …

The IBCA called for inclusion of African Businesses at ICANN Africa Strategy meeting in Addis Ababa

The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA) was discussed at the Multistakeholder Internet Governance Conference at UNECA Center in Addis Ababa, echoing the inclusion of he African Private sector and received the support of many key stakeholders. PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 10, 2013 – The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA), an initiative of …

Entertainment and Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System

Several groups from the entertainment industry have teamed up with five major American Internet service providers to create something called the Copyright Alert System. The system aims to educate and dissuade consumers from participating in illegal methods of sharing copyrighted materials online. It’s a new effort by entertainment companies to keep people buying what they …

Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks

The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission has rattled the $178 billion wireless industry, which has launched a fierce …

SMEs cautioned against poor data security

To guide against security loopholes that could expose businesses to cyber vulnerabilities and attacks in the digital economy, one of the indigenous information security firm in the country, Digital Encode, has warned small and medium-scale enterprises against poor security in the digital economy. read more

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 …