DotConnectAfrica participates at the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum Brussels Belgium
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) Apr. 1, 2014 – Brussels, Belgium: DotConnectAfrica delegates attended the 5th EU-Africa Business Summit   convened from 31 March – 1 April, 2014 at a crucial time in the relations between Europe and Africa. Africa’s growth is attracting... 
DotConnectAfrica Statement on NTIA announcement of Intent toTransition Key Internet Domain Name
Last week the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 19, 2014 – The NTIA’s responsibility... 

Welcome to 2014! The ARENA issue

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014
Welcome to 2014! The ARENA issue
Before the end of the first month of inaugurating yet another new year,  I thought I will say few words on what to look forward to at DCA and beyond and why my message is about staying in the ARENA. We can certainly start with a great spirit and look forward to tuning to the global unifying... 
DotConnectAfrica Trust takes its case with ICANN to Independent Review Process (IRP) Panel
The Arbitration Process between DCA Trust and ICANN (‘DCA Trust vs. ICANN’) shall be governed by the International Dispute Resolution Procedures of the ICDR and the Supplementary Procedures for ICANN IRP Process. PRLog (Press Release) – Jan. 22, 2014 – New York, USA:... 
 Season's Greetings! A Year in Review, 2013 - Yes2dotAfrica Campaign!
As 2013 draws to a close it is worth looking back at where we have been and consider what 2014 will bring. As usual for DCA, it has been a year of intense activity to ensure that our promise to Africa stands – that “we shall deliver .africa registry to the continent, sooner than... 
Honoring Africa's Hero and Giant Iconic Leader Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
DotConnectAfrica Trust takes this opportunity to celebrate and honor the Giant Iconic Leader of Africa: Courageous, Selfless and Noble. The children of Africa indeed, the entire World mourn and honor the man who truly exemplified the need for hard work and sacrifice even when times... 
DotConnectAfrica Trust attends ICANN 48 International Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina
PRLog (Press Release) – Nov. 26, 2013 – DotConnectAfrica delegates were among more than 1,700 people from around the world that attended the just concluded ICANN 48 International Meeting that took place in Buenos Aires Argentina from November 17, 2013 to November 21, 2013. Buenos... 
Bloomberg TV: Sophia Bekele featured as
“Fearless, Competitive and Visionary Leaders of our time. We celebrate a new generation of African Women, closing the gender gap and shaping the continent’s political, social and economic landscape” says Bloomberg in its special TV Women to Watch PRLog (Press Release) –... 
DCA attends Transform Africa 2013, calls for the progress of its .africa commitments be acknowledged
DCA was invited as a delegate to the international high-level conference that was held in Rwanda from October 28 to 31, 2013 Nov. 3, 2013 – The conference was attended by over 1,500 delegates and Seven African Heads of State including among others Presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Gabon,... 
DCA Trust raises ethical questions,writes to newly elected African Union Leaders on .africa debacle
The ReporterEthiopia is reporting on the ethical issues surrounding the handling of the dotafrica (.africa) RFP by the African Union at the Addis Ababa HQ, which has impacted DotConnectAfrica’s application at ICANN regarding Governmental Support. PRLog (Press Release) – Oct. 24,... 
DotConnectAfrica: A Condolence Message to Kenya and Westgate Victims
Our Heartfelt Condolences to the people of Kenya and the WestGate Mall Victims DotConnectAfrica Registry Services (Kenya) hereby wishes to solemnly convey its deepest sympathies to the President of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta; the government and people of the Republic of Kenya... 
DCA Registry Services Kenya Participates in 2nd African IGF Hosted by Kenya -Updates its .africa bid
Sep. 28, 2013 – UPPER HILL, Kenya — The AfIGF conference was organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the IGF Secretariat in cooperation with the Kenyan government among other stakeholders. DCA Registry Services Kenya delegates also attended... 
DotConnectAfrica Refuses to Withdraw its Application for .Africa before Accountability Hearing
In a summary analysis, The Reporter Daily provided an upto date investigative report on the status of the dotafrica (.africa) project and the complicated issues that DCA has been subjected to in its application regarding Governmental Support. PRLog (Press Release) – Sep. 5, 2013 –... 
DotConnectAfrica Trust Attends the ICANN-47 International Meeting In Durban South Africa
South Africa is the country of the celebrated Nelson Mandela, who was the first elected African National Congress (ANC) President of the Republic following the abolition of apartheid. He was a co-winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize along with former South African State President F. W.... 
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. A shorter version was read out at the ICANN Public... 
DCA Registry Services Contribute to Second Africa DNS Forum, Durban SA
The Forum is aimed at the implementation of the ICANN Africa Strategy, which was developed in 2012 by the African Internet Community. The event was organized as a partnership between AfTLD, the Internet Society, and ICANN, and builds upon the Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance program... 
DotConnectAfrica TedBits: The  Kenya  Issue
Kenya’s president has launched a $14.5bn (£9.1bn) project to build a new city intended to be an IT business hub and dubbed “Africa’s Silicon Savannah”.BBC Nairobi has emerged as a serious tech hub and may become the African leader. A combination of relatively stable... 
Update on the Status of our new gTLD Application & Current Engagements with ICANN
DCA’s .Africa application passed all the Evaluation Panels including the technical, operational and financial evaluation criteria, but the Geographic Names Panel Evaluation for the application was not completed. PRLog (Press Release) – Jul. 5, 2013 – Update on Initial Evaluation... 
DotConnectAfrica Registry Services Participates in ICANN DNSSEC training at AFRALTI Nairobi
DotConnectAfrica Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd. (‘DCA Registry Services’) participated in a rigorous two-day training programme on DNSSEC. PRLog (Press Release) – Jun. 19, 2013 – DotConnectAfrica Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd. (‘DCA Registry Services’)... 
DotConnectAfrica Update: Status of our gTLD Application & Current Engagements with the U.S.Congress
Washington D.C., USA,  May 30, 2013 – Following the ICANN-46 International gathering that took place in Beijing China, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) body of ICANN also met and issued a Communiqué dated April 11, 2013 which contained policy advice on new gTLD applications... 
Sophia Bekele Named One of 50 African Trailblazers by NewAfrican Magazine, UK
http://prlog.org/12143097 March 20, 2013, Mauritius, Port-Louis, Sophia Bekele, Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), has been named as one of the ’50 African Trailblazers under 50‘, by the influential New African magazine UK, a member of the IC Publications... 
DotConnectAfrica Trust Responds to ICANN GAC Objection Advice on its .Africa application
In its response to the ICANN Board, DCA Trust disagreed with the GAC Objection Advice. PRLog (Press Release) – May 16, 2013 – DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), the contending applicant that submitted an independent bid for the .Africa new generic Top-Level Domain name, recently... 
Sophia Bekele: An Ethiopian Woman fighting for .africa, a new generic Top-Level Domain
In a candid discourse, The Reporter Daily English and Amharic Language Newspaper laid out the struggle of Sophia Bekele, the Ethiopian who initiated .africa, the first African run gTLD registry business for Africa. PRLog (Press Release) – May 10, 2013 – Sophia Bekele appears... 
Rejoinder to IT Web South Africa 'New Local Domains See Breakthrough’: The battle for .Africa is not yet over!
The Editor-in-Chief ITWeb South Africa Dear Sir, Our attention has been drawn to the news story written by Bonnie Tubbs titled ‘New Local Domains See Breakthrough’  click here for news story) that was published recently on your news web site. DCA Trust believes that in light... 
DotConnectAfrica Participates at the ICANN 46 International Meeting in Beijing, China
DCA’s application for .Africa new gTLD received an ICANN GAC Policy Advice Objection which the organization hopes to resolve by following the due process provisions within the ICANN new gTLD Program. PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 17, 2013 – The DotConnectAfrica Trust delegation... 
DotConnectAfrica Clarified its .africa bid at the Innovation Africa Digital Summit in Addis Ababa
All the rights to the new DotAfrica gTLD including the registry databases, rightfully belongs to ICANN and the African Union and UniForum cannot act outside these specifications that have been legally codified and approved. PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 25, 2013 – The 11th... 
DotConnectAfrica Congratulates the new President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta
PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 14, 2013 – UPPER HILL, Nairobi, Kenya — DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), and its affiliate DCA Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd. is pleased to extend a very warm congratulations to the president-elect of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency,... 
Mr. Sammy Buruchara, Former Chairman of DCA Appointed as the Kenyan GAC Representative to ICANN
Mr. Sammy Buruchara of Kenya, who also served as Chairperson of DotConnectAfrica’s Global Strategic Advisory Board has been appointed as a member of the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) representing the Republic of Kenya PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 14, 2013 –... 
DCA Registry Services makes its voice heard at the ICANN Africa Strategy Addis Ababa
DCA registry services and its UK Partner CentralNic participated at the African Mufti-stakeholder Internet Governance meeting held at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 6-8 March 2013 PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 10, 2013 – DCA Registry Services and its... 
 The IBCA called for inclusion of African Businesses at ICANN Africa Strategy meeting in Addis Ababa
The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA) was discussed at the Multistakeholder Internet Governance Conference at UNECA Center in Addis Ababa, echoing the inclusion of he African Private sector and received the support of many key stakeholders. PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 10,... 
DCA Exclusive Commentary:Rejoinder Part II & Official Response to Kevin Murphy -DOMAININCITE
5th March, 2013 To:         Mr. Kevin Murphy Editor-in-Chief, Domainincite.com Dear Mr. Kevin Murphy, Subject: Domain Incite agrees that “if UniForum did lie to the AU and other governments about submitting a Community application, it’s within the governments’  ... 
Rejoinder and Official Response to Kevin Murphy -DOMAININCITE
2nd March, 2013 To:         Mr. Kevin Murphy Editor-in-Chief, Domainincite.com Dear Mr. Kevin Murphy, Subject:   Our Rejoinder to your article on DCA’s Complaint to U.S. Congress The attention of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust has been drawn to your recent Blog article with...