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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»

NSW Government Launches .sydney Domain

The New South Wales Government, ARI Registry Services and a selection of Sydney's most recognised businesses today joined forces to officially launch .sydney web addresses as the city's new home online. more»

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Now Available

Monolith Registry, a venture backed by global registry services provider Afilias, announced today that registration is now open to the public for two new generic top-level domains: "dot VOTE" or .VOTE, and its Spanish/Italian/Portuguese counterpart "dot VOTO" or .VOTO. more»

.LGBT Public Launch Begins Today

Global domain registry operator Afilias announced today the first and only top-level domain (TLD) dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is now open for registration: "dot LGBT" or .LGBT. All LGBT community members and businesses, organizations and other entities serving the community may register for a .LGBT domain name immediately. more»

.POKER Domain Sunrise Period Begins

Global registry services provider and poker fan Afilias announced today the beginning of the sunrise period of "dot POKER" or .POKER: eligible trademark holders can deal themselves in immediately. more»

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Sunrise Period Begins

Monolith Registry, a venture backed by global registry services provider Afilias, today announced the beginning of the 30-day "sunrise" period for two new generic top-level domains: "dot VOTE" or .VOTE, and its Spanish/Italian/Portuguese counterpart "dot VOTO" or .VOTO. more»

New .LGBT Domain Sunrise Period Begins

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the beginning of the one-month "sunrise" period for the top-level domain (TLD) dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community: dot LGBT or .LGBT. 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»

Minds + Machines in 2014 and 2015

On January 1, 2014, Minds + Machines was trading at 14p. As of yesterday our share price was 7p. You might conclude from this that our company has declined by a factor of two. But from our perspective, exactly the opposite has happened. Why the disconnect? more»

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Launched

Monolith Registry, a venture backed by global registry services provider Afilias, today announced the first phase of the introduction of two new generic top-level domains: "dot VOTE" or .VOTE; and its Spanish/Italian/Portuguese counterpart "dot VOTO" or .VOTO. more»