Thune Led Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the IANA

The Senate Committee led by U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority” on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m, ET.   The hearing will examine the proposed transition …

ZACR CEO Declaration on .Africa biased, misleading, conclusory & without foundation, details DCA Trust

In support of its Motion to Reconsider and Vacate Preliminary Injunction Ruling, Defendant ZA Central Registry, NPC (“ZACR”) relied upon the Declaration of its current CEO Mokgabudi Lucky Masilela (“Masilela Decl.”). However,  DotConnectAfrica Trust fires back in opposition, via a response it filed on May 16th 2016 presenting detailed evidentiary objections to his declaration, some …

What’s Good for DotConnectAfrica is Good for the World! ICANN Withdraws its Motion to Dismiss

A Huge Win for Legal Front-Runner DotConnectAfrica Trust! . April 20, 2016, ICANN has withdrawn its Motion to Dismiss [PDF] against DCA Trust’s First Amended Complaint of 26 February 2016. . In its stipulation to the Court, ICANN moved to withdraw its dismissal citing the following reason: . “in view of the Court’s order on …

DomainMondo: dotAFRICA, Public Interest, Judge Holds ICANN Accountable

It was a rough week for arrogant and unaccountable ICANN. A U.S. District Court Judge, The Honorable R. Gary Klausner, in Los Angeles, actually held the California corporation accountable, a rare event, to which most stakeholders can attest, sweeping aside every one of the arguments interposed by Jones Day, ICANN’s lawyers, and granted a preliminary injunction “barring …

Applicant for .Africa Domain DCA Trust, Challenges ICANN Litigation Waiver

. By Joseph Wright for BNA . The article was first published by The Bureau of National Affairs, but has been reproduced from DotConnectAfrica Blog.  Reproduced with permission from Electronic Commerce & Law Report, 21 ECLR 441 (March 30, 2016). Copyright 2016 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc (800-372-1033)). . An applicant for the …

Déjà vu Dakar Masquerade — An “Africa Agenda 2.0” in Marrakech?

  ICANN Africa strategy has been ICANN’s biggest foray into Africa, laden with many goodies and plans that were mean to create more awareness about ICANN in Africa.   In August 2012,  this very strategy was announced by ICANN and after holding a meeting, involving Steve Crocker, Chairman of ICANN’s Board of Directors, ICANN’s CEO-Designate …

DCA Trust Preliminary Injunction on .Africa Proves Likelihood To Succeed In Court: Here is Why?

DCA recently dismissed ICANN’s opposition to its preliminary injunction on delegation of .Africa as #HotAir, in a news report covered  by the premier DomainNewsAfrica. . On January 20, 2016, DCA Trust took ICANN to court over a disagreement with how ICANN processed its application, after DCA prevailed in the Independent Review Process (“IRP”) against ICANN …