African Union

  • Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators

    … The African Union and a United Nations commission have formally told ICANN that they don’t support DotConnectAfrica’s bid for .africa. When it comes to showing governmental support, a necessity under ICANN’s rules for a geographic gTLD applications, the UN Economic Commission for Africa was DCA’s only prayer. Company CEO Sophia Bekele had…

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  • ICANN finally publishes THAT .africa letter, makes me look like an idiot

    … ICANN has finally published the letter it controversially drafted for the African Union Commission in order to help it express support for ZA Central Registry’s .africa bid. Having now read the draft letter for the first time, on balance I’d have to say my previous opinions on its contents were more wrong than right. The letter was central…

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  • ICANN will post more uncensored .africa info

    … exhibits showing exactly what ICANN did to oil the gears for ZACR’s application. Due to Kieren McCarthy’s articles at The Register and ICANN’s subsequent admissions, we know that ICANN staff drafted a letter that the African Union Commission could use to express its support for ZACR in the correct format. However, the IRP exhibits that would give…

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