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August, 2013

DotConnectAfrica .Africa Objection treatment at ICANN is A Musical Chair Circus

DotConnectAfrica’s objection application treatment at ICANN and the hands through which the application passed, makes for a very interesting governance case at ICANN.   Owing to the highlighted conflict of interest cases in the past, its hard to determine how transparent and impartial it remained in determining the application’s destiny. At ICANN Board Level: Advice that […]

Chanel & Adidas/Reebok File More Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuits

Both Chanel and Adidas/Rebook filed federal lawsuits today over domain names. These are separate suits to the suits Chanel and Adidas filed last week. Both suits as the one’s filed last week, were filed in the Florida Southern District Court. Here are the 54 domain names subject to the latest suit by Adidas/Reebok: 11proboots.com 2013jeremyscottxadidas.com […]

Comments On New gTLD Name Collisions Flood Into ICANN at close of period

As the comment period for the Name Collision report comes to an end there were plenty of comments submitted by applicants and others. May of the comments simply endorsed the letter of NTAG to ICANN submitted during the comment period, while others siply asked for the comment period to be extended Here are some of […]

A delayed evaluation “pass” score for dotAfrica competition a Surprise as DotConnectAfrica refuses to withdraw

A recent report has been published on the status of the .africa new domain. The fight for .africa web domain continues as ICANN evaluation scores emerge. Sophia Bekele, whose Company, DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust was one of the contenders for the .africa gTLD web address name, said: “A lot of progress has been registered during the […]

Cybercriminals developing more malware

According to the report, mobile malware was the most significant statistical category for the second quarter, in both quantity and complexity. Not only are cybercriminals developing more malware targeting mobile platforms, they are also advancing the programmes’ capabilities and behaviours. In addition to mobile malware, cybercriminals’ focused heavily on implementing campaigns designed for illegal bitcoin mining […]

Beyond .Com: Some See Confusion In Internet Domain Expansion

Starting this fall, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or , will begin rolling out 20 new suffixes, or top-level domains, every week. This will create new entrepreneurial opportunities, says ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade. “Diversity to the domain name system is coming,” he says. On the Internet today, there are just 22 Web […]

ICANN: No dotless domains for you, Google

Contrary to popular thinking, Google doesn’t always get its way when it comes to all things Internet — at least, not if the latest pronouncement from ICANN is any indication. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet addresses, ruled this week that it’s passed […]

CentralNic, DotConnectAfrica’s Registry Partner Formally Announces September IPO

CentralNic, a registry partner with DotConnectAfrica for the ‘.africa registry’ has formally announced its plans for a September IPO on the AIM Market (“AIM”) of the London Stock Exchange. “CentralNic is a registry service provider which supports top level domains (“TLDs” such as .la) and second level domains (“SLDs” such as .uk.com), distributing and powering […]


Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei may have been all-but-barred from doing business in the U.S. over allegations that it’s basically an intelligence agency masquerading as a tech business. In Africa, however, Huawei is thriving. From Cairo to Johannesburg, the Chinese telecom has offices in 18 countries and has invested billions of dollars in building African communications […]

Google’s Data-Trove Dance

Internal Debates Arise Over Using Collected Information and Protecting Privacy In 2011, Google Inc. GOOG +0.26% Chief Executive and co-founder Larry Page asked executives to develop a new, simplified privacy tool that would act as a kind of sliding scale, allowing users to designate whether they wanted minimal, medium or maximum collection of information about them […]