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US Court Grants DCA Trust's Motion for Preliminary Injunction on .Africa gTLD

A United States District Court, Central District of California - Western Division ruling has granted a Preliminary Injunction for DotConnectAfrica, the decision for DotConnectAfrica Trust v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers & ZA Central Registry. more»

United States Court Has Granted an Interim Relief for DCA Trust on .Africa gTLD

A United States District Court, Central District of California - Western Division ruling has granted an Interim Relief for DotConnectAfrica by issuing a decision that ICANN should hold off from delegating the .AFRICA top-level domain (TLD) for ZA Central Registry (ZACR). more»

Dyn Weighs In On Whois

Dyn believes enthusiastically in the deprecation of Whois in favor of Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP). Dyn believes that Whois has long outlived its usefulness and looks forward to the deployment of RDAP as its replacement. more»

Season's Greetings - 2015 End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

2015 is coming to a close. As such, I always tend to review the past year and reflect on our accomplishments. Indeed, 2015 has been an extraordinary year for us here at DCA Group. It has been an extremely busy and satisfying year. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I write this End of Year message to all our supporters, partners, and stakeholders in general. more»

"The Market Has No Morality" Sophia Bekele Speaks on Business Ethics and Accountability

Bekele shares her long-term experience assisting institution before their accountability meltdown and her latest precedence setting legal and moral victory over ICANN. more»

Dyn Comments on ICG Proposal for IANA Transition

Dyn appreciates the opportunity to comment on the IANA Transition Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) "Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community" (henceforth, "the proposal"). We thank the Internet community and the ICG for the tremendous collective effort the proposal represents. more»

Independent Review Panel Favored DotConnectAfrica Trust Against ICANN Ruling Over .Africa Domain

In a landmark decision, an Independent Review Process (IRP), at the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) has ruled that ICANN has violated its Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation following an expert determination of an IRP suit that was filed by DotConnectAfrica Trust. more»

TLD Security, Spec 11 and Business Implications

After successfully securing your new TLD, launching it, and executing on your meticulously devised marketing plan, the only other concern you face is Security. Unfortunately, predicting exactly when and to what degree a security threat will occur can be difficult but you can take steps to make your new TLD a source of legitimacy and credibility. more»

ICANN Business Constituency Elects Elisa Cooper of MarkMonitor as Chair

The mission of the BC is to ensure that ICANN policy positions are consistent with the development of an Internet that promotes confidence because it is a safe place to conduct business, is competitive in the supply of registry and registrar and related services, and is stable, secure and reliable. more»

ICANN's Registry Audits Begin Next Week. Are You Prepared?

New Top-Level Domain (TLD) operators should be on alert next Monday 23 March when ICANN will formally notify the Registries it has selected to form part of this year's contractual compliance audit program. more»