DotConnectAfrica attended and raised questions on .africa at the ICANN 47 International Meeting in Durban, SA
 from 12-18, July 2013

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Durban, South Africa:  July. 25,  2013 -  The DotConnectAfrica Trust team was among the delegates who attended and actively participated in the recently concluded ICANN 47 international meeting that was held in Durban, Republic of South Africa.   

The week-long event which started on 14th July comprised of various different sessions open to individuals and representatives of the various ICANN stakeholder groups to introduce and discuss issues related to ICANN policy.
Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum - 12-13 July 2013.
DCA Registry Services, contributed to the just ended Second Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum which was held as a precursor to the ICANN 47 in Durban South Africa.  Read more
Gideon Rop at DNS Forum SA
Gideon Rop, DCA Registry Rep at the African Domain Name Forum

DCA's Comments and Question on .africa at the Public forum in SA
In the interest of accountability and transparency, DCA Trust raised questions on how the consensus was reached by the ICANN GAC at Beijing, to issue a GAC Objection Advice against its application. Read More

DotConnectAfrica participated in the ICANN International meeting
Africa currently has 163 million active Internet users which represents only a 15 percent penetration rate on the continent and is clearly among the fastest growing tech- markets in the world. Read More 
About DotConnectAfrica 

DotConnectAfrica Trust is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan organization that is based in Port Louis, Mauritius (Reg.ID CT8710DCA90) with its registry operations located in Nairobi, Kenya. Its main charitable objects are: (a) for the advancement of education in information technology to the African society; and (b) in connection with (a) to provide the African society with a continental Internet domain name to have access to Internet services for the people of Africa as a purpose beneficial to the public in general. 
DotConnectAfrica through its affiliate DCA Registry Services Ltd.intends to channel surplus resources gained from the .Africa registry operation to sponsor foundations that will cater to various charitable projects including the already launched and, as well as capacity building for African ccTLDs, with the general objective of improving the African Internet and business landscape.
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