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 …

Panel interprets Declarations as binding on the .Africa IRP, Lectures ICANN on core accountability implications

  The IRP Panel has made yet the boldest statement that is set to shake ICANN’s legal team. These statements have been made explicitly in the latest IRP Procedural ruling that states   Based on the foregoing and the language and content of the IRP Procedure, the Panel concludes that this Declaration and its future …

DotConnectAfrica’s (DCA) response on “.africa” (dotAfrica) Reserve Name Policy Discussions on KICTANET

On Monday July 1, Barrack Otieno introduced a discussion topic on Kictanet titled “dot Africa Reserve Name Policy Discussions (Introduction)” which tended to give the impression that the “.Africa” (DotAfrica) gTLD had already been delegated by ICANN to South Africa’s UniForum.   Soon after Barrack’s post, listers started seeking enquiries, with Michael Bullut asking for …

“The Emperor’s New Clothes”: Uniforum does not have endorsement for its “.africa” Application

  Its been exposed that Uniforum SA, the allegedly AU and African Government endorsed Competition to DotConnectAfrica for the .africa TLD,  does have the  claimed endorsement that they have been reporting on the news media quite widely. . Additionally Uniforum’s purported AU endorsements has also been in dispute for a long time now and subject to an objection by …

GAC Advice to ICANN Board “Anti-Competitive” says DotConnectAfrica in response to the GAC Advise Objection notice it received on its .africa bid

  DotConnectAfrica in a spirited effort to secure its application on .africa that has lately been a victim of GAC advice during the just concluded ICANN Beijing 46th meeting has called the GAC Advice anti-competitive saying:   “we see the GAC Policy Advice as a wrong step, and against the explicit commitment to fair competition …

UNIFORUM ‘s Objections against DotConnectAfrica’s .africa Application not Successful

The ICANN Independent objector has concluded that he would not object to DotConnectAfrica’s .africa application. The IO may have also appeared to be overreaching his mandate predetermining DCA’s case before hand. In his response to the .africa, a gTLD that we have been following closely, the ICANN IO concluded he would not object to DCA’s application and …

US-Congress receives request from DotConnectAfrica for a new gTLD Ombudsman to investigate and report on the existing illegality and irregularities on .africa

  The new ICANN gTLD process has received quite unlikely request from an applicant for .africa string DotConnectAfrica which is headquartered in Mauritius, but has a strong base of representation in Kenya, Addis Ababa, California and the United Kingdom. DotConnectAfrica has applied to set up the registry in the Kenyan capital should ICANN delegate it to …

Racial Conspiracy – Towards the end of the .africa tale, Is it a coincidence or is it sheer Conspiracy

  Africa has grown in very paradoxical ways, while it remains to be the most endowed continent with its vast resources still untapped . The biggest problem that Africa seems to have suffered from is the inferiority complex where defeatism and weakness rather than meekness has eaten it to the core.   The fact is …