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”, …

DotConnectAfrica Participates at the ICANN 46 International Meeting in Beijing, China

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 17, 2013 DCA’s application for .Africa new gTLD received an ICANN GAC Policy Advice Objection which the organization hopes to resolve by following the due process provisions within the ICANN new gTLD Program.  The DotConnectAfrica Trust delegation led by its Executive Director/CEO, Ms. Bekele participated and contributed at various sessions …

DotConnectAfrica Clarified its .africa bid at the Innovation Africa Digital Summit in Addis Ababa

All the rights to the new DotAfrica gTLD including the registry databases, rightfully belongs to ICANN and the African Union and UniForum cannot act outside these specifications that have been legally codified and approved. PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 25, 2013 – The 11th Innovation Africa Digital Summit (http://www.extensia-ltd.com/documents/innovation-africa-digital-summit-2013-programme/10581) with the theme: “National Broadband Strategies …