Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagoes.
Posts about Africa
    • After slow launch, .africa looks to add hundreds of resellers

      ZA Central Registry is opening up .africa and its South African city gTLDs to potentially hundreds of new registrars via a new proxy program. The company today announced that it new registrar AF Proxy Services has received ICANN accreditation, which should open up .africa, .joburg, .capetown and .durban to its existing .za channel.

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  • Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

    … suspicion that we will probably see a huge uptake coming from the east, which is the China market,” he said. “They’ll probably come in and grab a large number of domain names.” He said that Chinese investment in Africa offline is likely to be mirrored online. Pricing is also likely to be a factor. While .africa will bottom out, ignoring periodic…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Blah blah ICANN blah .africa blah delegated blah blah…

    … Today blah blah ZA Central Registry blah blah .africa blah delegated blah. ICANN blah blah root blah. Blah blah ZACR blah nic.africa. Blah blah five years blah blah contention blah lawsuit blah blah DotConnectAfrica blah. Blah blah Bekele blah IRP blah. ICANN blah blah Governmental Advisory Committee blah blah blah African Union blah blah…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • .africa to finally go live after judge denies injunction

    … an adverse decision or criticism is to double down and start screaming about conspiracies. While the injunction was denied, the lawsuit itself has not been thrown out, so there’s still plenty of time for more of that. You can read Halm’s ruling here (pdf). Tweet Tagged: africa, dca, donuts, dotconnectafrica, ICANN, lawsuit, new gTLDs, zacr …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • DCA files for ANOTHER .africa injunction

    …, according to ZACR. DCA last applicant for an injunction was refused by a California judge in December, but last week it renewed its efforts to stymie the long-delayed geo. ZACR said on its web site yesterday: On January 4, 2017, DCA filed an ex parte (emergency) temporary restraining order (“TRO”) asking the Court to prevent ICANN from delegating…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • .africa could go live after court refuses injunction

    … DotConnectAfrica’s attempt to have ICANN legally blocked from delegating the .africa gTLD to rival applicant ZACR has been denied. The ruling by a Los Angeles court, following a December 22 hearing, means ICANN could put .africa in the root, under ZACR’s control, even before the case comes to trial. A court document (pdf) states…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • Twitter Dublin Managing Director Mark Little Steps Down

    … Mark Little, managing director of Twitter Dublin and vice president of media for Europe and Africa, is the latest Twitter executive to pass through the revolving door. Little told Ciara O’Brien of The Irish Times: For several months, Twitter has been considering changes to its media partnerships team, which I led in Europe. In October…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Twitter- 19 readers -
  • RANT: Governments raise yet another UN threat to ICANN

    … — geographic names are already protected at the request of the GAC — but from Africa governments being pissed off that .africa is still on hold because DotConnectAfrica is suing ICANN in a California court and some batty judge granted DCA a restraining order. It’s not really relevant to the IGO issue, nor especially relevant to the issue of governments…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
  • Reporters, Editors Still Rely on ‘Old Media’ (Study)

    … dominated North America and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), at 74 percent. Earned media was a leading channel for driving influence, at 37 percent of respondents, while social media was cited by 28 percent. 40 percent of journalists feel that in order to succeed in today’s media landscape, they must have influence across multiple platforms…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 20 readers -
  • iOS Push Notifications Have a 41% Opt-In Rate (Infographic)

    … Accengage released the 2016 edition of its Push Notifications Benchmark. The study analyzed 38 billion push notifications sent to 750 million application users during 2015 to reveal push notification opt-in rates and reaction rates across multiple app industries. Across all industries, Accengage found that push notifications had a 71 percent…

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  • Judge hands DotConnectAfrica another bizarre win

    … A California judge just handed ICANN another upset in the interminable legal battle waged against it by unsuccessful .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica. Gary Klausner yesterday admitted he made a mistake when he earlier slapped ICANN with a preliminary injunction preventing .africa being delegated to DCA rival ZA Central Registry, but said his…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • Judge throws out DotConnectAfrica’s case against ZACR

    … South African registry ZACR did not engage in a fraudulent conspiracy with ICANN to get its .africa gTLD application approved, a court ruled yesterday. The California judge in the case of DotConnectAfrica vs ICANN and ZACR threw out all of DCA’s claims against ZACR, approving ZACR’s motion to dismiss. The judge said DCA had failed to make…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • WhatsApp Is the Top Android Messaging App in 109 Countries (Study)

    …. users of WhatsApp have an average daily use of 29 minutes compared with 10 minutes and 30 seconds for Messenger users. According to SimilarWeb, the only other messaging app to lead in 10 or more countries was Viber, capturing Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, among others. Meanwhile, Line, WeChat and Telegram claimed multiple countries, while apps leading just one country included KakaoTalk in South Korea, imo in Cuba, Zalo in Vietnam, ChatOn in Eritrea and BBM in Indonesia. Readers: Did SimilarWeb’s findings surprise you? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 26 readers -
  • Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable

    … network hubs in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. MAREA will be managed by Telxius Cable, Telefónica‘s new telecommunications infrastructure company, and Telxius will serve as the cable’s operator and be responsible for selling capacity. Facebook vice president of network engineering Najam Ahmad said in a release announcing MAREA: Facebook…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
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