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.Africa domain name plans

Africa can soon look forward to having its own online space, with plans firmly afoot to introduce a continental .africa generic Top Level Domain (TLD) by 2013.

The entrepreneurial potential in DotAnything

Dr. David Neal, Founding Partner at Empirica Research, was commissioned by ARI Registry Services to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the commercial potential in the new Top-Level Domain program. The study found strong potential for entrepreneurs to monetise second-level domains within a new Top-Level Domain.

Google's Eric Schmidt: Technology Wave Leaving Many Behind

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday warned that vast numbers of the world's population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet. Schmidt said that about 2 billion people, less than a third of the world's population, have Internet access, and 1 billion have smartphones.

Over 50 SA networks share Internet traffic through ISPA

The Internet Service Provider’s Association of South Africa (ISPA) announced today (18 June 2012) that over 50 networks now interconnect at their Internet exchange points in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

DStv and MTN Internet domain plans

MultiChoice and MTN provide details about their plans with their .dstv and .mtn Internet domains.

Africa, Latin America take advantage of new gTLD process

Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are big beneficiaries in the new Generic Top Level Domain selection process after the introduction of the controversial "batching" methodology by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

SA firms chase own top-level domains

MultiChoice has applied for nine new generic top-level Internet domains, including .mnet and .dstv. MTN also wants in on the action. If DStv-operator MultiChoice gets the go-ahead, get ready for Web addresses such as bigbrother.mnet and guide.dstv sometime next year.

ISPA Teachers' Training Project

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) would like to extend its sincere thanks to UniForum SA for its kind and generous sponsorship commitment towards the ISPA Teachers' Training Project for 2012. Uniform SA's contribution will effectively train one hundred and ninety eight teachers during the course of 2012.

ICANN AGREES…THERE IS ONLY ONE APPLICANT FOR .AFRICA

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today confirmed that there is only one applicant for the .africa Top Level Domain (TLD), namely UniForum SA the organization officially endorsed by the African Union.

New gTLD Applied-For Strings

ICANN developed the New generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet’s addressing system. What is a gTLD? It is an Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, or .org. There are 280 ccTLDs but only 22 “generics” in the domain name system right now, but that is all about to change.

Internet body to reveal claims to new online addresses

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will release details at a press conference in London about more than 1,900 applications to operate website neighborhoods breaking the .com address mold.

Brics Cable Paving Way for Communications

Brics countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have in a joint operation undertaken the laying of a 34 000 kilometer undersea cable network that will link them with the United States.

ICT Can Boost Continent's Growth

South Africa's Deputy President, Mr. Kgalema Motlanthe urges African leaders to improve on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a way to boost the continent's economy.

Indaba wants 80% of Africans having broadband by 2020

Stakeholders at the inaugural ICT Indaba 2012 in Cape Town have set a medium-term target of delivering broadband to 80% of African citizens by 2020. Minister of Communications Dina Pule announced this at the close of the Indaba on Thursday.

Africa must coordinate ICT development

To reap the benefits of technology evolution for the benefit of African people, Africa's governments need to coordinate efforts in the region to achieve improved development, said communications minister Dina Pule.

June 6 is World Ipv6 Launch Day

June 6th may seem like any other day to you, but a group of network operators, kit-makers and websites have determined it will become “World IPv6 launch day”.

DotAfrica partners with AfriNIC to drive training and policy

UniForum SA, the organisation selected by the African Union to run the DotAfrica Top Level Domain registry has partnered with AfriNIC to support training and policy discussions within Africa's tech community.

ICANN: What To Expect Next In The New gTLD Program

Now the new gTLD application window has closed let’s look at what happens next in the new gTLD Program according to ICANN:

South Africa: Africa's First ICT Indaba Kicks Off in Cape Town

MORE than 60 international high-powered speakers are set to address hundreds of delegates from around the world at Africa's inaugural ICT conference that will formulate an African Agenda to promote the ICT sector to spur economic and social development throughout the continent.

Proposed new internet domain names to be revealed 13 June

The agency in charge of website addresses has picked 13 June as the day it will reveal proposed new names for online neighbourhoods breaking the ".com" mold. The new system will allow internet names such as .Apple or .IMF or .Paris. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said in an online post that it will stop taking applications for Generic Top Level Domains this week and reveal the requests in June.