Friday, November 18, 2011

DotConnectAfrica expresses commitment to work with African ccTLDs

DocConnectAfrica (DCA) project, which intends to manage and implement the “.africa” top level domain (GLD) if mandated by ICANN, has stated that it would work with the continent’s country code domains and help enhance their uptake and use.

While attending the recent ICANN-42 meeting held in Dakar, Senegal from October 19 to 21, 2011, Ms Sophia Bekele, DCA executive director, invited ccTLDs to partner with DCA to enhance adoption and use of local internet domains.

Ms Bekele said that the partnership with African ccTLDs would ensure synergy of efforts  in areas such as policy development, involvement of various communities, technical expertise, capacity building, and cross-marketing at a local level and other areas of interest to make .africa a success based on a resounding win-win outcome for everybody.

“As the commencement date of the application window for the new gTLDs draws closer, DCA once again extends an invitation to African ccTLD registries to join us and participate as stakeholders in our .africa initiative,” said Ms Bekele.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) can be sent to EOI@dotconnectafrica.org.
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