Interview: Lucky Masilela on everything .africa - TechCentral

Interview: Lucky Masilela on everything .africa

Lucky Masilela

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to ZA Central Registry CEO Lucky Masilela about the new .africa geographic top-level domain (gTLD), which the ZACR administers.
Masilela talks about the complex, years-long process involved in launching the new gTLD, including the legal battle in the US with rival DotConnectAfrica (which is still ongoing) and the challenges of creating a continent-wide domain — including securing buy-in from governments across Africa.
Listen to the podcast to find out how the “sunrise” phase of the launch went, what’s happening now that the “general availability” phase has begun (this week), and what you can do to secure the domains you want — and how much they’ll cost you.
It’s a fascinating discussion and insight into how domain-name management works in South Africa and Africa more broadly. Don’t miss it!

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