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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 (0)

    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 (0)

    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,...

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

    Africa covered in 100 new generic TLDs

    January 23, 2014 • OnlineComments (0)

    ICANN’s Generic Domains Division today announced that the number of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) delegated into the Internet’s Root Zone has topped 100. Delegation is one of the final steps before the Registries that control the domains may begin...

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

    Users urged to register .africa now

    December 4, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to launch some 1900 new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD’s). This new system will allow for the registration of generic words, geographic names and brand names as top level names, for example...

  • The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) bid for dotAfrica has passed 'initial evaluation'. (Image source: network via Shutterstock.com)

    ZACR’s dotAfrica bid passes first test

    July 15, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Africa is firmly on its way to having its own .africa (“dotAfrica”) generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) after Internet governing body ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers) ruled over the weekend of the 12 July that the ZA...

  • ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé. (Image source: File)

    Durban all set for domain deliberation

    July 12, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) is pleased to announce the 47th ICANN conference that will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre from 13 to 18 July 2013. ZADNA is the host of the event in partnership with the ZA Central Registry...

  • South Africa: Durban gets ready for its exclusive Internet namespace

    May 15, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    The application for an exclusive Internet namespace for Durban (under the dotDurban domain) has passed the initial evaluation phase of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). That is according to ZADNA (the .ZA Domain Name Authority)...

  • ICANN to open Istanbul Hub, covering Africa

    April 29, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé today announced the organization will open its first hub office in Istanbul, Turkey. The announcement marks a significant moment in the evolution...

  • Internet Corporation President: “Africa will not wait”

    March 13, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    The President of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said he is moving ahead immediately with plans to have six new ICANN representatives on the African continent. “ICANN used to say if you want to participate in Internet...

  • Kenya – ICANN’s new approach to Africa

    October 22, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    Kenya’s The Star reports that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has welcomed a plan devised by Africa’s Internet community leaders to facilitate greater participation of the African continent in the organisation’s...