DCA Trust disagrees with ICANN on “refine that GAC Advice” Post-IRP Board Resolution

DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust) which was recently declared as the prevailing party in the DCA Trust Vs ICANN IRP seems to have disagreed with ICANN on the post-IRP solution to the dispute between the parties.   The IRP Panel had unanimously ruled “that both the actions and inactions of the Board with respect to the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

.Africa IRP Panel rules against ICANN: Says opportunistically sought to revisit agreed procedural framework

  The DCA vs. ICANN Independent Review Process (IRP) Panel, has made yet another interim declaration that has gone against the express wishes of ICANN.   It appears that the Panel saw through the ploy of ICANN, and agreed with DCA Trust’s argument that the IRP defendant wanted to “opportunistically” take advantage of the reconstitution …

ZACR Falsely Appropriated .Africa Endorsement, ICANN Assisted ZACR to Pass Review

. DCA’s latest Memorial submitted by international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP – which represents DCA in the DCA vs. ICANN IRP – indicates that appear to be an anomaly on ZACR’s .africa endorsement section amongst others. . It states that: “The Board itself undertook to promote the AUC’s attempts to secure .AFRICA; …

ICANN President Fadi Chehadé says .africa applicant has a right to file for IRP despite AUC Complaint

If  ICANN indeed is not giving lip service to its accountability process, then it should respect the outcome of its own Independent Review Process (IRP) During the ICANN 50 Press Conference in London the ICANN president was fielding questions from Journalists and .africa came in discussion as the string that has been mentioned quite severally …