Africa: Announcing the Birth of the Generation

source: allAfrica
The East African (Nairobi)
Michael Ouma
22 March 2010

Nairobi — Organisations and individuals operating in Africa will soon have a variety of Internet domain names to pick from, including “.africa.”

This follows a decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board to expand the generic top-level domain space from four — “.com,” “.org,” “.net” and “.biz” — to 21.

DotConnectAfrica, a non-profit organisation will operate the “.africa” top-level domain registry, with help from sponsor organisations and business people.

Sophia Bekele, the executive director of DotConnectAfrica said the project is expected to boost regional integration and benefit the business community.

“Ultimately, we hope that the “.africa” domain will brand Africa and encourage increased participation on [continue reading]


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