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DotConnectAfrica’s .africa campaign quoted by ICANN as making the case for .africa and New gTLDs

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"New GTLD program benefits be expanded to places such as Africa"- final applicant guidebook . When ICANN overwhelmingly approved the new gTLD Program, in the ICANN 41st June 2011 meeting Singapore it took the world by storm as one of the landmark developments that would significantly affect the internet landscape.  “Today’s decision will usher in a new Internet age,” said the then Chairman of ICANN’s Board of Directors Peter Dengate Thrush, “We have provided a platform for the next generation of creativity and inspiration.” . This was only the formal beginning to what some of the individuals and organizations had long campaigned for and this set course, set the wheel running for the preparations that would mean the monumental increment of the domain name space form a paltry 21 to who k