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

    … ZA Central Registry is opening up .africa and its South African city gTLDs to potentially hundreds of new registrars via a new proxy program. The company today announced that it new registrar AF Proxy Services has received ICANN accreditation, which should open up .africa, .joburg, .capetown and .durban to its existing .za channel. ZACR…

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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- 19 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- 20 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…

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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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  • 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- 25 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…

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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

    …. ZACR is now named as a defendant in the lawsuit, which originally only named ICANN and unidentified parties. ICANN has dropped its motion to dismiss the case and last week filed its answer (pdf) to DCA’s complaint, in which it denies any wrongdoing. ICANN appears to be happy to let the judge’s mistake slide, or at least to allow ZACR to burden the risk of potentially pissing him off by highlighting his error. Tweet Tagged: africa, dotconnectafrica, ICANN, lawsuit, new gTLDs, zacr …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • It’s open season on ICANN as judge rules new gTLD applicants CAN sue

    … DotConnectAfrica has won a California court ruling that will allow it to continue suing ICANN over its twice-rejected .africa gTLD application. District judge Gary Klausner ruled yesterday that the litigation waiver all applicants had to sign when they applied may be unenforceable. “The Court finds substantial questions as to the Release…

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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

    … DotConnectAfrice application for the .africa gTLD has, as expected, failed its ICANN evaluation for want of government support. The official decision (pdf) was handed down overnight. According to the Extended Evaluation panel, DCA’s “required documentation of support or non-objection was either not provided or did not meet the criteria…

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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 -