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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»

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»

Neustar to Launch usTLD Stakeholder Council

In its plan to manage the usTLD, Neustar proposed to create a stakeholder council ("usTLD Stakeholder Council") to ensure that the usTLD remains a trusted space for all Americans and to facilitate stakeholder input into usTLD policies. more»

Comments and Questions by DCA Trust on .Africa at the ICANN-47 Public Forum, Durban SA

This is a complete unabridged version of the comment/questions raised by Ms. Sophia Bekele, Executive Director and CEO of DotConnectAfrica Trust, at the ICANN-47 Public Forum Meeting in Durban, Republic of South Africa on 18th July 2013. more»

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Beijing

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki, brings you video blogs and updates from the 46th ICANN meeting in Beijing, China (7-11 April 2013). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more»

Comments by DCA TRUST on ICANN Multi-Stakeholder Model and DCA's Contribution to ICANN Africa

DCA Trust has been participating in the ICANN Global Community and attending the ICANN International Meetings regularly and actively within the past few years. DCA Trust is also a new gTLD applicant, and has submitted an application for the .Africa generic Top-Level Domain. more»

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Toronto

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki bring you video blogs and updates from the 45th ICANN meeting in Toronto, Canada (14-18 October 2012). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more»

Recommendations Made to Improve Protections at Second-Level in New gTLDs

With new gTLD registries slated to launch starting late next year, there appears to be an increased sense of urgency surrounding the need for improved rights protection mechanisms at the second-level. more»

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Prague

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki bring you video blogs and updates from the 44th ICANN meeting in Prague, Czech Republic (24-29 June 2012). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more»

ARI Completes TAS Latency Report

Following the announcement of the details regarding Digital Archery, ARI Registry Services (ARI) commenced an investigation to determine whether the described method offered an equitable opportunity for all applicants. more»