UNIFORUM ‘s Objections against DotConnectAfrica’s .africa Application not Successful

The ICANN Independent objector has concluded that he would not object to DotConnectAfrica’s .africa application. The IO may have also appeared to be overreaching his mandate predetermining DCA’s case before hand. In his response to the .africa, a gTLD that we have been following closely, the ICANN IO concluded he would not object to DCA’s application and …

Prominent Google executive disagrees with company requiring use of real names

In the face of increasing government-led crackdowns on social media, Google should not force Internet users to reveal their real names for some services, including its Google+ social network, said Vint Cerf, a senior Google executive known as a “father of the Internet.”   In an interview with Reuters, Cerf acknowledged that the search giant’s …

US-Congress receives request from DotConnectAfrica for a new gTLD Ombudsman to investigate and report on the existing illegality and irregularities on .africa

  The new ICANN gTLD process has received quite unlikely request from an applicant for .africa string DotConnectAfrica which is headquartered in Mauritius, but has a strong base of representation in Kenya, Addis Ababa, California and the United Kingdom. DotConnectAfrica has applied to set up the registry in the Kenyan capital should ICANN delegate it to …

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 …

ICANN Appoints The National Arbitration Forum as First URS Provider

ICANN has appointed The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) as the first to administer the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). According to ICANN , FORUM submitted an outstanding proposal demonstrating how it would meet all requirements presented in the RFI [PDF, 112 KB] and detailing its implementation approach. The company has a proven track record boasting resolution …

Racial Conspiracy – Towards the end of the .africa tale, Is it a coincidence or is it sheer Conspiracy

  Africa has grown in very paradoxical ways, while it remains to be the most endowed continent with its vast resources still untapped . The biggest problem that Africa seems to have suffered from is the inferiority complex where defeatism and weakness rather than meekness has eaten it to the core.   The fact is …

Opposition to .Africa: DCA insists the AU Commission to Withdraw its Support for UNIFORUM, but impossible!

. In what looks like the last letter that ICANN posted on its correspondence page from DotConnectAfrica, this letter of Opposition to .Africa was written to the African Union on June 2012, and addressed to Chief of Staff, H.E. Ambassador John Shinkaiye.The letter, also posted on DCA’s page states: . “We also request the African …