ICANN loses .africa case in the midst of Congressional accountability oversight

DotConnectAfrica has emerged as the prevailing party in a case involving ICANN and has been running for two years. The case commenced officially in October 2013 when DCA Trust sent its first Notice of IRP to ICANN as a process towards resolving of the dispute between ICANN and DCA Trust over ICANN discriminatory Board decisions …

Who is burying who in .Africa DCA Trust Vs ICANN IRP: 5 interesting take aways

The interesting and most awaited .Africa ruling has finally been made on 9th July 2015 by the 3 member Independent Review Panel that has been handling the case since DotConnectAfrica Trust filed its case in October 2013 following the ICANN Board’s recommendation that the .africa application should not proceed. The panel comprised of Mr. Babak …

Nii Quaynor, the MIA Point Man for ICANN in Africa is awarded by ICANN

  Nii Quaynor, the main point man for ICANN in Africa, who was Missing In Action (MIA) for over a decade at ICANN has been facilitated to get the” Ethos Multistakholder” award by ICANN. ICANN’s ‘Multistakeholder Ethos Award’ is its second year of running and is given to recognize “those ICANN participants who have deeply invested in …

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 …