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First "Africa DNS Forum" To Be Streamed Live July 12 and 13 From Durban, South Africa

Dan York

The first Africa DNS Forum will take place on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Durban, South Africa, in advance of next week's ICANN 47 meeting. Jointly organized by AfTLD, ICANN and the Internet Society, the Africa DNS Forum "aims to establish a platform for the DNS community across Africa and to advance the domain name industry and domain name registrations on the continent."

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Trends, opportunities and challenges of the DNS industry
  • Registries Business: Registry Strategies for domain name growth
  • Registrar business: Registrar strategies in a competitive environment
  • Legal Issues: Cross-border domain registrations
  • Registrar Accreditation and accreditation in a borderless environment
  • Governments and ccTLD: Supporting the domain name growth

The full agenda is posted on AfTLDs website. Attendance is free and the location is Hall 1B of the Durban International Convention Center.

If you would like to watch or listen to the sessions remotely, there will be a live stream available at:


Friday's sessions begin at 8:30 and go until 17:30. Saturday's sessions begin at 9:00 and go until 14:00. The time in Durban is UTC+2 and so is the same time as Central European Summer Time. For those reading this article in the US, Durban is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern time.

I will be there moderating one of the first panels on Friday and am very much looking forward to the conversations and presentations. For those of you interested in DNSSEC, I'll note that a section of the first topic on "Registries Business" will include a discussion of advancing DNSSEC in the region.

By Dan York, Author and Speaker on Internet technologies. Dan is employed as a Senior Content Strategist with the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are entirely his own. Visit the blog maintained by Dan York here.

Related topics: DNS, DNS Security, Domain Names, ICANN, Top-Level Domains

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