Internet Governance

Internet Governance / Industry Updates

"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»

DotConnectAfrica on "CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action" at UNESCO, Paris

The objective of the conference was to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues as part of UNESCO's response in support of the decision taken by its 195 Member States. more»

IBCA Presentation to ICANN GAC on Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs

The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA) was invited by ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to present comments it had submitted for the proposed for Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs during ICANN GAC session. more»

Season's Greetings - 2014 End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

2014 proved to be another eventful year for DCA Trust, and its technology sector affiliates; namely, DCA Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd., and the Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA). more»

Domain Name .Africa Faces Hurdles - Q&A with Sophia Bekele

DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust and DCA Registry CEO Ms. Sophia Bekele recently participated in a Q&A with Mr. Gareth Van Zyl of, SouthAfrica, based on some pointed questions presented by the tech journalist to inquire into the current state of affairs regarding the .Africa new gTLD name and the attendant Independent Review Panel proceeding. more»

Afilias Director Wins ICANN's 2014 Leadership Award

Global registry services provider Afilias congratulates Jonathan Robinson, Chairman of Afilias' Board of Directors, for receiving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 2014 Leadership Award for his contributions to the effectiveness of ICANN's multistakeholder model. more»

DotConnectAfrica Contributes at the 9th IGF in Istanbul, Turkey

The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014. The overarching theme for the meeting was: "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance". more»

Video Interviews from ICANN 50 in London

ICANN 50 in London wrapped up in late June and proved to be an exciting and eventful conference. Discussion in London included hot topics such as Internet Governance and the IANA Functions Transition, as well as ongoing discussions regarding New gTLDs, ICANN Accountability, and policy development. more»

ICANN London Recap Webinar

Please join ICANN and gTLD experts, Elisa Cooper of MarkMonitor® and Brian J. Winterfeldt of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, for guidance on navigating this complex environment.