ICANN “Free to Delegate .Africa” as Judge rules re-delegation is possible if DCA prevails

The .Africa gTLD can be re-delegated to DCA in the event DCA prevails in this litigation,  says California Judge ICANN announced last Friday that it is free to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA domain following a recent Court decision that denied DotConnectAfrica’s (DCA’s) Motion for Preliminary Injunction to stop the delegation of the .AFRICA …

DCA Trust dismisses ICANN’s Enforcement of The Purported AUC Endorsement withdrawal as a Rearguard Action

“At no time until after it had rejected DCA’s application, did ICANN assert that the AUC had properly “withdrawn” its endorsement. – DCA   Geographic new gTLDs in the ICANN application round were required to have endorsements of upto 60% from counties in the applying region. Many applications in the new gTLD program were therefore …

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 April 20, 2016, ICANN has withdrawn its Motion to Dismiss [PDF] against DCA Trust’s First Amended Complaint of 26 February 2016.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

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 …

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 …

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 …

UNESCO CONNECTing the Dots conference adopts an outcome document

  The UNESCO facilitated and international multistakeholder conference under the theme CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues.   The objective of the conference was to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues as part of UNESCO’s response in …