And dotafrica is one of such projects, bringing a sustainable income stream to benefit Africa. Not only in building Africa’s image, but increased participation of users on the Internet thus transitioning from “information society” to “internet society” . The specific topics that I will expand on is as follows:
Vision of .africa and the need! Opportunities for registering domain names of what u like is immense
So how are GLOBAL policies passed? Through a voting system . Because the ICANN Board and POLICY COUNCIL is made up of various selected representatives of businesses, countries, individual professional, non-profits, academics, etc... Therefore, assuming that all interests are represented, VOTES are taken and majority is passed. Again, just like the UN, US Senate or any Parliamentary union... How does one participate in similar fashio in dotafrica?: One can voluntary participate as an Individual contributing thru the existing CONSTITUANCIES set up for POLICY making Or if you have friends, they can elect you…..no different than any CONGRESS;-) It is sort of a mutual admiration society
How do u help us get over some of the challenges in previous page??
Thank you for listening.
. Africa 1bn people, 54 countries,1domain DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Tandaa Symposium- Tools for taking your company online!
There are presently 21 gTLDs in the root zone There were eight that predate ICANN: .com .edu .gov .int .mil .net .org .arpa Seven were added in a round starting .aero .biz .coop .info .museum .name .pro . pos t Six were added in a round starting in 2004 .asia .cat .jobs .mobi .tel .travel ( soon to be added) Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board : www.dotconnectafrica.org
Currently, Internet users in the Pan-Africa and African region only have the option of utilizing a generic TLD (gTLD) whose registrants are dominated by US and European individuals and businesses , or country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) that are intended for local use
Current gTLDs also tend to focus on a vertical group (e.g. commercial entities, network providers, organizations , etc.) within the global Internet, “.Africa” will embrace a horizontal perspective with a clear brand to reach and enrich the broad global community.
Need for Africa-specific domain Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board : www.dotconnectafrica.org
Offering of second level domain names by cross marketing of domain names such as .za.africa; .co.ke.africa; .et.africa; ug.africa ; .ng.africa; .EAC, .COMESA
Elevation of ccTLDs to Continental and Global Identity inherent in the Africa name
Supporting goal of regional /continental integration of National countries (ccTLDs)
“ Noting else in the world…not all the armies in the world …is so powerful as an idea whose time has come” Victor Hugo and .africa is that idea & here to stay.
AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2 010 – www.dotconnectafrica.org
Internet Governance – The Policy Divide "yea" or "nay" How many participants think “.africa” is a great idea? Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board : www.dotconnectafrica.org yea" or "nay" on yea" or "nay" on "yea" or "nay "yea" or "nay