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.africa applications begin

From Tuesday, 4 April, trademark owners will be able to secure .africa domain names matching their registered trademarks before the new generic top-level domain is opened to the public in July. ZA Central Registry CEO

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.africa domains on sale soon

The general public can apply for .africa domain names from 4 July. This follows the delegation by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers of the top-level domain to the ZA Central Registry

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Icann set to terminate Naspers domains

South Africa’s Naspers, and its subsidiary MultiChoice, may soon forfeit the generic top-level domains they applied for in 2012. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known as Icann

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Icann and the future of the Internet

The Internet today is far bigger and more inextricably linked to our daily lives than its creators in the 1970s and 1980s could have imagined. So perhaps it is not surprising that some of the structures put in place decades ago may have failed to keep pace with its

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Green light for .africa domain

The May 2014 commercial launch of the .africa top-level domain is now a certainty after the final outstanding paperwork was signed at the 49th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (Icann) in Singapore this week, the ZA Central Registry

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Ngcaba named to top Internet panel

Dimension Data Middle East and Africa chairman and Convergence Partners founder Andile Ngcaba has been named to a top international panel on which he will contribute ideas on the future of Internet governance, alongside Internet luminaries such as Google vice-president Vint Cerf

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New domains get launch date

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR), which administers the .co.za domain and will soon oversee four new geographic generic top-level domains (gTLDs), says the general public should be able to register these new domains from mid-July next year. ZACR CEO Neil Dundas says that

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Icann greenlights .durban domain

The application for the .durban domain has passed the initial evaluation phase of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), meaning it’s likely websites with .durban appended to their addresses will make an appearance this year. That’s according to the .ZA Domain

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Get set for the .africa gold rush

Africa looks set to get its own generic top-level domain, .africa, in 2013 if the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) gives the go-ahead, which looks likely. The creation of the new domain could set off a gold rush and create headaches for businesses wanting to protect their brands

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