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Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Microsoft launches the “Hour of Code” a campaign to equip kids with basic coding skills

Domains, Internet, Technology
The fact that technology has permeated almost every facet of our lives goes without question. Almost every individual now has access to the least technological nuggets required to operate the simplest devices. In accordance to this, Microsoft and Code.org jointly organised a global campaign, 'Hour of Code', to equip kids with basic coding skills across Africa and India. The Hour of Code is a global movement that aimed at inspiring millions of young people to try an hour of code so that they can learn basic computer science skills. To do this, Microsoft and Code.org have released a new tutorial “Minecraft Hour of Code Designer” to enable students build their own simple Minecraft game. According to statistics, Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but
Huge Blow to ZACR: Dismissed as Party on .Africa case, denied Preliminary Injunction Reconsideration

Huge Blow to ZACR: Dismissed as Party on .Africa case, denied Preliminary Injunction Reconsideration

Domains
ZACR has been dealt a huge blow in its .Africa bid after the California court that is handling the case quashed its Motion for reconsideration and to vacate Preliminary Injunction. This effectively means ICANN is now left to answer it's own case. Court said, ICANN joined this motion on May 10, 2016. Since then, the Court has granted ZACR’s Motion to Dismiss in its entirety, thereby extinguishing ZACR’s role a party to the action. Therefore, the Court denies as moot ZACR’s motion for reconsideration, and addresses the motion only as it pertains to ICANN. DCA had stated in its opposition to the reconsideration motion that ZACR's actions on .Africa  was indeed an attempt at a second bite at the apple. DCA said “Defendant ZA Central Registry’s (“ZACR”) motion to reconsider and vacate the
ZACR’s actions on .Africa: An attempt at a Second Bite at the Apple, opposes DCA Trust

ZACR’s actions on .Africa: An attempt at a Second Bite at the Apple, opposes DCA Trust

Domains, Governance
“Defendant ZA Central Registry’s (“ZACR”) motion to reconsider and vacate the Court’s preliminary injunction ruling is an attempt at a second bite at the apple “ –DCA Trust “Because ZACR’s motion is an attempt to re-litigate the same issues addressed in the preliminary injunction papers, and not the result of changed circumstances, the motion is a motion for reconsideration, not a motion to vacate.” Therefore, ZACR is required to show but fails to make the following showing, says DCA that the Court failed to consider some material fact, that there are newly discovered material facts, or that the Court committed clear error Instead, ZACR argues as follows: “that the Court made a single factual error in its order with regard to DCA’s initial evaluation; that DCA did no

ntldstats: 80% Of All New gTLD’s Are Parked

Business, Domains
ntldstats: 80% Of All New gTLD’s Are Parked & Has Stats For Each Extension; .Buzz Has The Least reports.  Michael Berkens of theDomains.com  ntldstats.com, has added parking stats to its system, both overall and by each new gTLD extension. Overall ntldstats says that just over 80% of all new gTLD domain names are parked. Last week Verisign announced as of June 29th only 3% of all new gTLD resolved to “business websites”  which I assume by definition excludes personal websites and which may account for the difference. Parked domains are defined on the site as any domains which has a traditional parked page which also seems to include registrar placeholders as well as any non-resolving site and those “without content”, those without a DNS record, and those being redirected to anoth

.Africa is a SHE, says CEO of ICANN

Domains, Governance
During the ICANN 50 Press Conference in London the ICANN president was fielding questions from Journalists, and in a demonstration of ICANN accountability process, Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN used .africa as an example that the ICANN process must be followed.    Reports Domainingafrica  The  .africa string was also a subject that has been mentioned quite severally during the ICANN 50 meeting that started from 22-26 June 2014, by the AUC and the competition losing patience over the ICANN process.   The ICANN president noted DotConnectAfrica's  "right" to file for IRP stating that: "Similarly the Africa where single applicant has filed an IRP she decided that this is her right and it her right and we should let her pursue her right even if the whole African Union has a different vi