Dot Africa soap.

Well war ? More like a soap this whole .Africa so far.

What is the fuss over the .Africa domain all about?

The controversy emerged from a plan by the Africa Union Commission to make the .africa, .afrique and .afriqia, all similar name strings unavailable by including it in the list of reserved names, so as to frustrate the hopes of genuine applicants like DCA.

Sophia Bekele

Image by BAIA via Flickr

The AU had asked Icann to reserve the names. Such a proposal is a disingenuous attempt to afford special legislative protection to the AU to own these strings through a method of bypassing the formal application process of the Icann new generic top level domains (gTLDs).

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  2. [...] meeting, an African Agenda of the Ministerial Round Table took place and DCA had strongly opposed the request by the African Union to ICANN to give it special treatment by reserving the .Africa (DotAfrica) [...]

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