Tag: .africa gtld

IRP Documents Reveal African Government Endorsements were for Reserving .africa String for AU and not for AU to apply or designate an applicant for .Africa String

Domains, Governance, Internet
New revelations from the  DCA vs. ICANN  IRP documents that were released recently provide new details which could have serious consequences for ZACR’s application for the hotly contested .africa gTLD. The  documents include Sophia Bekele’s (DotConnectAfrica’s - DCA’s - executive director) expert testimony and the Second Memorial on the Merits by DCA's legal representatives, an international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, which represents DCA in the DCA vs. ICANN IRP, on how the .Africa new gTLD application was processed. The lack of  endorsements to ZACR seem also apparent, and also details that ICANN played a big role in supporting ZACR’s application against the rules of engagement where ICANN was supposed to be a referee.   The redacted document states “ICANN not only advised
DotConnectAfrica wants a Free and Open .africa

DotConnectAfrica wants a Free and Open .africa

Domains, Internet
Based on the way business proposals go, company acquisitions and eventual implementation of plans that are anticipated determine the success or failure of a project. Again the partnership involved in crafting the management and maintenance of a project greatly influences every pertinent growth or stunting of a business. For instance most government lead projects have failed especially in Africa because people believe that it’s the per-requisite of the government to take care of the running and offloading of any losses. In the private sector, the burden of loss squarely lies on the shoulders of the investor. This is the main reason why most privately led mega-projects have tended to succeed in the due course. The internet is one major business that has greatly influenced how the world tre