Dca

    • 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 blah.

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    • .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 as .africa is stuck in legal limbo.

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  • 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…

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  • .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…

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  • US judge freezes .africa gTLD

    … to be delegated to successful applicant ZACR. The decision seems to be based on the fact that a delegation is essentially irreversible, so even if DCA were to win the lawsuit it would not be able to get its hands on the gTLD. “Plaintiff has demonstrated that once the tGLD [sic] is issued, it will be unable to obtain those rights elsewhere,” the judge wrote…

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  • DCA fails .africa evaluation

    …”. In other words, DCA did not have a shred of support for its controversial application. For gTLDs representing multinational regions, support or non-objection is required from 60% of the governments in that region. In addition, there cannot be more than one objection from a government in that region. Not only did DCA not have any support, it also had…

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  • ICANN will post more uncensored .africa info

    … clarity into what exactly ICANN sent and why remain redacted. Communications between ICANN and InterConnect, which ran the Geographic Names Panel, and references to the Kenyan government’s did-they-didn’t-they support for DCA also remain redacted. Related posts: ICANN execs helped African Union win .africa — report ICANN rejects Bulgarian IDN info request African Union slams “dysfunctional” IRP as ICANN tries to fend off cover-up claims …

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