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  • ZACR is ready to launch the dotCities and dotAfrica in a similar phased manner as required by ICANN.  (Image source: File)

    dotAfrica to officially launch in May

    March 26, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on dotAfrica to officially launch in May

    The May 2014 commercial launch of dotAfrica is now certain, after the final outstanding paperwork was inked at the 49th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) in Singapore today. Today’s agreement outlines the...

  • ZACR is ready to launch the dotCities and dotAfrica in a similar phased manner as required by ICANN.  (Image source: File)

    dotAfrica domain available in September 2014

    February 4, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on dotAfrica domain available in September 2014

    The general availability of the dotAfrica (.africa) Top Level Domain (TLD) is expected to commence in September 2014, following the expiry of the Sunrise and Land Rush periods which are scheduled to commence in May 2014. That’s according to Neil Dundas,...

  • Alice Munyua, who is leading the dotAfrica Reserve Name List (RNL) process. (Image source: Flickr/The Internet Society)

    Governments can start reserving dotAfrica domains

    August 27, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Governments can start reserving dotAfrica domains

    The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has launched its dotAfrica Reserve Name List policy with a call for African governments to apply for certain names to be reserved. This process aims to provide governments with an opportunity to protect their national interests...

  • African Internet pioneers targeted for .Africa

    May 7, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on African Internet pioneers targeted for .Africa

    As the likely administrator of the new .africa generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has embarked on an awareness programme targeting Africa’s best known brands. Launched today, the .africa Pioneer Programme aims to encourage a...

  • Africa set for new continental domain name extension

    April 19, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Under the leadership of the African Union Commission, UniForum SA, trading as the ZA Central Registry (ZACR), has applied for a new Internet extension, .Africa (or dotAfrica). In the future, it is hoped that domain names using dotAfrica will go a long way...