Dca

    • .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.

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    • 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, according to ZACR.

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  • US judge freezes .africa gTLD

    … A US court has blocked ICANN from delegating the .africa gTLD for at least another month. At the request of failed .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica, a California judge handed ICANN a temporary restraining order, enjoining it from “issuing” .africa. The ruling came two days after the ICANN board of directors voted to allow .africa…

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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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