CoZa Cares is a Corporate Social Investment programme promoting the use of Information Technology (IT) in South African schools. UniForum SA, the co.za domain administrator, is the founding funder of the programme. The core focus of CoZa Cares is the field of education. We target schools in under-resourced communities where education, training and digital literacy development are critical for the sustainability of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. We aim to install world-class computer environments in our schools. CoZa Cares employs the services of NetDay Association as a technology partner, Edunova as our preferred leadership-training partner, and ISPA as a teacher-training co-funder.
CONTACT: Coza Cares Coordinator, Fiona Wallace
For more information visit: http://www.cozacares.co.za
The Foundation for Internet Development was formed by UniForum SA, ISPA, WAPA and ISOC-ZA to provide a mechanism for ICT industry players that want to make a meaningful contribution in terms of Enterprise Development, but do not have the capacity, nor the platform to do so themselves. The purpose of the initiative is to consolidate the Enterprise Development efforts of the ICT industry.
CONTACT: Managing Director, Octavia Kumalo
For more information visit: http://idev.org.za
Ask your Domain Registrar or ISP about dotAfrica domain registrations. You may wish to participate in Sunrise if you have any rights to the name. Find a dotAfrica Domain Registrar here.
For the latest status updates, please visit dotafrica.org.
The .africa TLD will be launched in two phases, namely:
If you are a trademark holder ICANN prescribes a process, which we as the Registry Operator need to follow to ensure that genuine trademarks are protected and sold to the valid entity. The trademark holder will need to register their trademarks with the ICANN Trademark Clearing House or the Mark Validation System.
This will depend on individual Registrar pricing, in which launch phase you register the domain and if the domain is a premium name or not.
There are various protection mechanisms and policies, which the Registry Operator needs to adhere to and we are also bound by ICANN to make these policies part of our operations.
The various policies include:
See the Policy menu item above for more information.
Pre-registration .africa domain names will not be possible. Any application submitted during the dotAfrica Sunrise phase must have a corresponding validation token (SMD) in order to obtain the highest possible priority allocation.
If an applicant wants to secure the best possible claim to a domain name application during the launch, it must be associated with a pre-validated trade mark in either the TMCH or MVS. Without this a claim to the corresponding domain name is relegated to lesser priority status. The official way in which you can best secure your rights to a name in the new .africa namespace would be through the pre-validation of a registered mark.
See the MVS at www.markvalidation.com for more information.
dotAfrica is the new Top Level Domain (TLD) for the African continent: It is an African initiative created by Africans for Africans and the worldwide audience of companies, organisations and individuals interested in, associated with and connected with the African community and markets.
The dotAfrica initiative is fully endorsed by the African Union (AU) and has widespread support across the continent - from African governments, the business sector, civil society and the technical community. dotAfrica is led by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee from across the continent.
This functionality will be made available soon. Government Representatives must register first and domains must be accepted into the RNL to display data here. Please check back soon!