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
  • After slow launch, .africa looks to add hundreds of resellers

    … 1,300. And they’re probably needed. The .africa gTLD went into general availability in July — after five years of expensive legal and quasi-legal challenges from rival applicant DotConnectAfrica — but has so far managed to put just 8,600 names in its zone file. That’s no doubt disappointing for TLD serving a population of 1.2 billion and which had…

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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…

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  • .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…

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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…

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  • .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 …

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  • Judge hands DotConnectAfrica another bizarre win

    … Stairway to Heaven case right now — is really paying attention. Anyway, he’s thrown out the ZACR/ICANN motion to reconsider the injunction, so the case is carrying on as before. Read the ruling here (pdf). Tweet Tagged: africa, dotconnectafrica, ICANN, lawsuit, zacr …

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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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  • DCA sues ICANN for fraud, demands cash

    … New gTLD applicants may have signed away all their rights to sue ICANN, but that doesn’t seem to be a concern for loose-cannon .dotafrica .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica. The company has filed suit in California, trying to kill off rival ZACR’s application as “fraudulent” and demanding a load of cash from ICANN. The suit was filed January 20…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -