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.
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  • 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- 14 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- 12 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- 13 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- 16 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- 19 readers -
  • Judge hands DotConnectAfrica another bizarre win

    … A California judge just handed ICANN another upset in the interminable legal battle waged against it by unsuccessful .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica. Gary Klausner yesterday admitted he made a mistake when he earlier slapped ICANN with a preliminary injunction preventing .africa being delegated to DCA rival ZA Central Registry, but said his…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 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- 16 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- 16 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- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 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- 5 readers -
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