Internet Governance

Internet Governance / Industry Updates

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

The unexpected election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican control of both houses of Congress will have a big impact on our US priorities. While the outlook remains unclear, we've prepared the memo below examining the initial impact the election may have on issues that matter to Internet infrastructure companies and organizations. 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»

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 Fin24.com, 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»