Dotconnectafrica

DotConnectAfrica (DCA) is an independent non-profit, non-partisan organisation that was founded in 2006. The organization was incorporated in Mauritius to sponsor, establish and operate the proposed new Top Level Domain (TLD) ".africa".DotConnectAfrica has its base of operations in Nairobi, Kenya and headquarters in Port Louis, Mauritius. On April 11, 2013 ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee said that the .africa bid filed by DotConnectAfrica should be rejected. This was a full consensus objection.
Posts about Dotconnectafrica
  • 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- 17 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- 17 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- 14 readers -
  • .africa could go live after court refuses injunction

    … does not. But DCA argues that a long-since revoked support letter from the African Union should still count, based on the well-known principle of jurisprudence the playground “no take-backs”. The parties are due to return to court January 23 to agree upon dates for the trial. Tweet Tagged: africa, dca, dotconnectafrica, ICANN, zacr …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 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- 22 readers -
  • Dot Registry backs .africa loser, batters on the ICANN lawsuit floodgates

    … the adverse Community Priority Evaluation decisions on its .inc, .llc, and .llp applications. But while the IRP panel said ICANN should pay Dot Registry’s share of the IRP costs, the applicant came away otherwise empty-handed when panel rejected its demand to be handed the four gTLDs on a plate. The ICANN board of directors has not yet fully decided…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • Judge hands DotConnectAfrica another bizarre win

    … error did not have a huge bearing on that decision. More remarkably, he’s now suggesting that ICANN may have been wrong to make DCA undergo the same Geographic Names Review as every other new gTLD applicant. Both DCA and ZACR applied for .africa and had to go through the same evaluation processes, one of which was the Geographic Names Review…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 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- 21 readers -
  • ZACR wades into .africa lawsuit, tells judge he screwed up

    … ZA Central Registry has told the judge in DotConnectAfrica’s lawsuit against ICANN that the preliminary injunction he granted DCA recently was based on a misunderstanding. The injunction, granted a month ago, prevents ICANN delegating the .africa gTLD to ZACR until the lawsuit reaches a conclusion. But, in papers filed Friday, ZACR points out…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • It’s open season on ICANN as judge rules new gTLD applicants CAN sue

    … to successful applicant ZACR. ZACR has the backing of the African Union Commission and, per ICANN rules, over 60% of the governments in Africa. DCA applied for .africa with no government support, but with an AUC letter of support than had already been retracted. The company claims that the AUC was not allowed to withdraw its endorsement under ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • DCA fails .africa evaluation

    …”. Oddly, and possibly incorrectly, this status cites the GAC advice as the reason for the failure, rather than the fact that DCA failed its evaluation. Per ICANN practice, no application is truly dead until the applicant withdraws. Related posts: Read that controversial .africa letter Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators ICANN finally publishes THAT .africa letter, makes me look like an idiot …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • DCA sues ICANN for fraud, demands cash

    …, and DCA’s request for an emergency restraining order has already been thrown out by the judge. DCA is basically attempting to re-litigate the Independent Review Process case it won against ICANN last year. The company claims that ICANN, ZACR, independent evaluator InterConnect Communications, and the Governmental Advisory Committee improperly…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators

    …, proclaiming the process corrupt, and ZACR won. The new letters are relevant because DCA is currently being evaluated for the second time by ICANN’s independent Geographic Names Panel, which has to decide whether DCA has the support of 60% of African governments. ZACR passed its GNP review largely due to a letter of support from the AUC. If DCA…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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