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

    … 1,300. And they’re probably needed. The .africa gTLD went into general availability in July — after five years of expensive legal and quasi-legal challenges from rival applicant DotConnectAfrica — but has so far managed to put just 8,600 names in its zone file. That’s no doubt disappointing for TLD serving a population of 1.2 billion and which had…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • 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- 18 readers -
  • Blah blah ICANN blah .africa blah delegated blah blah…

    … blah. Blah blah Geographic Names Panel blah blah controversy blah blah blah blah lawsuit blah blah blah leg to stand on. Registry Africa celebrates delegation of .africa#ForAfricansByAfricans #WeAreLive pic.twitter.com/UXZX6yKSPV — dotAfrica (@africandomain) February 15, 2017 Blah racist blah blah conspiracy blah blah blah… nutty. Blah. Blah reporting blah damned blah story blah forever blah blah bored blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah. Tweet Tagged: africa, dca, delegation, dotconnectafrica, ICANN, new gTLDs, zacr …

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

    … as .africa is stuck in legal limbo. The ruling comes two and a half years after ZA Central Registry, the successful of the two .africa applicants, signed its Registry Agreement with ICANN. Rival applicant DotConnectAfrica, rejected because it has no African government support, is suing ICANN for fraud, alleging that it failed to follow its own rules…

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

    … DotConnectAfrica is continuing its legal attempt to prevent the .africa gTLD from being delegated to a competitor supported by African governments. The recalcitrant applicant has filed for another temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that would prevent ICANN handing .africa to the successful applicant, ZA Central Registry…

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

    …: The plaintiff is seeking to enjoin defendant Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from issuing the .Africa generic top level domain (gTLD) until this case has been resolved… The plaintiff’s motion for the imposition of a Preliminary Injunction is denied, based on the reasoning expressed in the oral and written arguments of defense…

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

    … exit from the company. Little tweeted about his future plans, or lack thereof: To those who’ve asked, no definite plans. Taking some time to reconnect with my roots in news at a time of big challenges and big opportunity. O’Brien reported that Little, who previously worked as a journalist with RTE, took on the role of managing director…

    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- 25 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)

    … found that telecommunications apps have the highest opt-in rate for push notifications, at 56 percent. Telecom apps were followed by finance and travel apps, both at 51 percent, and entertainment apps at 43 percent. Overall, South America was found to have the highest iOS opt-in rate, at 44 percent. South America was followed by Africa and Asia…

    AllTwitter- 28 readers -
  • 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)

    … and other nations in South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, SimilarWeb reported. Messenger came in second, topping 49 countries, including Australia, Canada and the U.S. SimilarWeb said: In the U.S, Messenger is installed on 60 percent of all Android devices compared with WhatsApp’s 21 percent. However, of those that have the app installed, U.S…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 26 readers -
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