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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

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

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

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

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

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

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR), which administers the 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