US Court throws out ZACR as Non-Party to .Africa: Denies its Reconsideration, Moves on with DCA vs ICANN

DCA Trust has scored its 3rd victory in the .Africa case, this comes after a US court denied ICANN and ZACR’s Motion for Reconsideration regarding the Court’s Order that granted DCA Trust a Preliminary Injunction preventing ICANN from delegating .Africa until the case had been fully determined.     The court had on 14th June …

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 April 20, 2016, ICANN has withdrawn its Motion to Dismiss [PDF] against DCA Trust’s First Amended Complaint of 26 February 2016.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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The African TLD .africa legal battles continues as ICANN overrides its own IRP Proceedings and signs a registry contract with ZACR

  ICANN has on Monday 24 2014 signed a registry agreement with the ZA Central Registry NPC trading as Registry.Africa to operates the .africa top-level domain. The agreement comes even as DotConnectAfrica is going through ICANN’s own Independent IRP process.   “Fortunately for ICANN, I think there’s a better chance of me getting elected Pope”, …