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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,...

  • 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 Off on Africa covered in 100 new generic TLDs

    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 on Users urged to register .africa now

    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 on ZACR’s dotAfrica bid passes first test

    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 on Durban all set for domain deliberation

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

    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 on ICANN to open Istanbul Hub, covering Africa

    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 on Internet Corporation President: “Africa will not wait”

    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 on Kenya – ICANN’s new approach to Africa

    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...

  • Initiative unveiled to increase ICANN’s presence across Africa

    October 17, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Initiative unveiled to increase ICANN’s presence across Africa

    Leaders of Africa’s Internet community have unveiled a comprehensive plan designed to dramatically increase African involvement in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model. The initiative was presented to ICANN during the organization’s 45th public meeting in...

  • Africa embroiled in dot com frenzy

    August 23, 2012 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Just when we thought it was safe to surf! There are hunters on the way and they are eager to capture their prey: Africa’s online domains (generic Top Level domains) are the target and dot Africa (.Africa) Top Level Domain (TLD), specifically, the coveted...

  • Dot Africa marks continents own domain name

    July 17, 2012 • OnlineComments (1)

    A Capital FM report from Nairobi says Africa stands to get its own Internet domain name, dot Africa, in the next 18 months. This follows an intensive adjudication and evaluation process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...

  • ICANN set for largest expansion of the Internet’s Domain Name System

    June 14, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on ICANN set for largest expansion of the Internet’s Domain Name System

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today revealed who has applied for which generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names in what is expected to become the largest expansion in the history of the Internet’s Domain Name System. A total...

  • 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...

  • Top Tech stories of the week

    June 24, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top Tech stories of the week

    It has been a rather exciting time in the telecommunications, digital and gadget world this week. As the week’s top stories will attest, we could start seeing very different web addresses, the iPhone 5 might launch in a couple of months and...