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 disagrees with the Objection Advice in response to ICANN GAC for its .Africa application

PRLog (Press Release) – May 16, 2013 – DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), the contending applicant that submitted an independent bid for the .Africa new generic Top-Level Domain name, recently submitted another fulsome response to the ICANN Board of Directors to defend the GAC Objection Advice that was issued against its .Africa new gTLD application by …

Group mentality and ICANN GAC Advice: Another case of African misdirected and treacherous destiny

. Is Africa falling to another trap of group mentality and uninformed choices? Traditionally nations and especially when taken as continents have been known to take collective decisions. Just recently in the WCIT Dubai, there was mass failure of the delegates to agree on a treaty that had been crafted to replace the existing International …

DotConnectAfrica implores the ICANN Board not to follow the GAC Early Warning Advice on .africa

“We believe that the governments were teleguided (or manipulated) into submitting these GAC Early Warning Advice, and as such, cannot really be considered as authentic in most cases. It is simply the outcome of a coordinated action which African country governments are being coerced to support, and we believe that actual governmental consultations with respective …

ICANN Board Recommendation to AUC prejudicial to DotConnectAfrica’s .africa application!

DCA Trust considers this as a very serious aberration that is inimical to the new gTLD application for .africa that it has submitted Says DotConnectAfrica in its response to ICANN, as a matter of procedure while responding to the early warning issues that have been raised in the 17 duplicate warnings by African countries as …

Early Warnings….of Corruption in ICANN’s GAC

The Czech Republic GAC representative also abused the Early Warnings process, using it to take sides in the contention over .GREEN. There are four applicants for .GREEN, and the Czech GAC representative declared that it liked one of the four applicants better than the others because it has a nice business plan that involves creating …

DotConnectAfrica receives 17 GAC Early Warnings – Who is intruding in Who’s .africa?

ICANN has posted 242 early warnings thought the governmental advisory group GAC. These warnings were lodged by organizations interested in the new gTLD applications. .. Africa which has 17 new gTLD applications coincidentally has 17 early warnings on the .africa application with 16 from different countries and one from the newest member of the GAC, …