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

    … accreditation themselves. “Effectively, all users of the AF Proxy service become resellers of the Proxy Registrar which is an elegant technical solution aimed at boosting new gTLD domain name registrations,” ZACR CEO Lucky Masilela said in a press release. While reseller networks are of course a staple of the industry and registries acting as retail…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

    … While .africa finally went on sale last week after years of legal fights, it seems Africans may find themselves in the minority of registrants. A combination of awareness, pricing and anticipated interest from Chinese domain investors, means that Africans could account for as few as 1 in 10 .africa registrations, according to Lucky Masilela…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 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

    … A Los Angeles court has rejected a demand for a preliminary injunction preventing ICANN delegating .africa, meaning the new gTLD can go live soon. Judge Howard Halm ruled February 3, in documents published last night, that the “covenant not to sue” signed by every new gTLD applicant is enforceable and that Africans are being harmed as long…

    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

    … 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

    … was supposed to help prevent. So what’s this “public interest” the GAC wants to defend this time around? It’s protections for the acronyms of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) in gTLDs, which we blogged about a few weeks ago. IGOs are bodies ranging from the relatively well-known, such as the World Health Organization or World Intellectual…

    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

    … Stairway to Heaven case right now — is really paying attention. Anyway, he’s thrown out the ZACR/ICANN motion to reconsider the injunction, so the case is carrying on as before. Read the ruling here (pdf). Tweet Tagged: africa, dotconnectafrica, ICANN, lawsuit, zacr …

    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 -
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