Tips on Creating Web Content


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Today, thanks to "user created content" solutions, non-technical people can build rich websites and have control over their content; whether it converges to text, images, or videos. So, a domain name, often referred as the name of a website, has become an essential element to own on the web. Moussa Cisse will discuss techniques to add rich content to your website. He will also debate the role domain names have in this global economy and how Africa is positioning herself

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Tips on Creating Web Content

  1. 1. <ul><li>Kheweul.Com The Afric@n Registrar! Providential & Beyond Expectation ! </li></ul><ul><li>Moussa Cisse(CTO) </li></ul><ul><li>KHEWEUL.COM </li></ul>
  2. 2. What I want to share with you <ul><li>OVERVIEWS of UCC (user content creation) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>DOMAIN NAMES </li></ul><ul><li>AFRICA POSITION & AFRICAN challenges </li></ul><ul><li>DISCUSSIONS </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internet Economy
  4. 4. Internet Evolution The greater the demand for Internet-based services, the larger and more complex the Internet ecosystem becomes
  5. 5. INTERNET BEFORE <ul><li>Specialist driven only </li></ul><ul><li>Only Webmasters manage content </li></ul><ul><li>Web Content Development tools </li></ul>
  6. 6. INTERNET TODAY <ul><li>Huge amount of data available </li></ul><ul><li>Movies, live video, music, news, blogs </li></ul><ul><li>More content available and options for users </li></ul><ul><li>Internet now considered a critical infrastructure and vital commercial, cultural and educational medium </li></ul>
  7. 7. USER CONTENT CREATION(UCC) ‏ <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Movies creation from mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Etc.. </li></ul>
  8. 8. DOMAIN NAME BASIC <ul><li>Registries operate TLD (.com, .org, .pt) </li></ul><ul><li>Registrars obtain domain names from Registries, make them available </li></ul><ul><li>Registrants </li></ul><ul><li>Users </li></ul>
  9. 9. ICANN <ul><li>Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>ICANN has agreements with registries, registrars </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of competition </li></ul><ul><li>Addition of new TLDs </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation of registrars </li></ul><ul><li>Contractual compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers, domain name disputes, </li></ul>
  10. 10. SOME QUESTIONS <ul><li>Question 1 : What's a domain name ? </li></ul><ul><li>Question 2 : How to choose a good domain name? </li></ul><ul><li>Question 3 : Do I Have one or more extension ? </li></ul><ul><li>Question 4 : What is the Whois Tool ? </li></ul>
  11. 11. What's a domain name? <ul><li>A domain name is a way to identify and locate computers and resources connected to the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Each domain name corresponds to numeric IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. </li></ul><ul><li>The Domain Name System(DNS) is a collection of databases that contain information about domain names and their corresponding IP addresses. Domain name servers are computers that translate domain names to IP addresses. This system allows Internet users to deal with the more intuitive domain names, rather than having to remember a series of numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>gTLD (generic top level domain) ex : .com , .info , .biz , .org </li></ul><ul><li>ccTLD(cote country top level domain) ex : .sn,.fr,.us </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to choose a good domain name ? <ul><li>Availibility </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning full </li></ul><ul><li>The shorter possible </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to memoried </li></ul>
  13. 13. Do I have one or more extension ? <ul><li>Chaque extension adhére une philosophie </li></ul><ul><li>Protéger sa marque ou son entreprise </li></ul><ul><li>Atteindre une population plus importante </li></ul>
  14. 14. Whois Tool ? <ul><li>Allow you to get informations about a domain name </li></ul><ul><li>Creation date </li></ul><ul><li>Expiration Date </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative contact </li></ul><ul><li>Legal contact </li></ul><ul><li>Technical contact </li></ul><ul><li>Billing contact </li></ul>
  15. 15. Domain name marketplace More than 128 million domain names registered globally today
  16. 16. CcTLDs vs gTLDs
  17. 17. Growth of domain names <ul><li>January 1993 : 21,000 </li></ul><ul><li>January 1996 : 240,000 </li></ul><ul><li>January 1999 – : 4.0 million </li></ul><ul><li>January 2001 – : 27.9 million </li></ul><ul><li>January 2004 – : 35.3 million </li></ul><ul><li>Nov 2006 – : 112 million + </li></ul><ul><li>Août 2007 – : 128 million + </li></ul>
  18. 18. Registrar Distribution In the World - 2004 No regisrar in Africa
  19. 19. Word Internet Users
  20. 20. Africa Challanges <ul><li>“ Be part of the Information Society for a better life in Africa ” </li></ul><ul><li>E-Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>E-Government </li></ul><ul><li>E-Business </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>E-Health </li></ul><ul><li>E-Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the ICT Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Help all sectors to take advantage of the ICT Cluster </li></ul>
  21. 21. AFRICA has their own Registrar ( <ul><li>Mission «  We want to foster increased participation from developing and least developed nations at the Information Society, specifically at the Domain name world - as a pre-requisite to harness African Content into Internet, and this business will fit into that missing link . » </li></ul><ul><li>Goal « Our new challenge is to give voice to African communities, individuals, organizations in the naming business and every single African citizen will be able in a very short term to have a domain name, a web site and a relevant content through any available device in Africa. » </li></ul>
  22. 22. Secondary market <ul><li> : 3000 000 $ </li></ul><ul><li> : 250 000 $ </li></ul><ul><li> : 1000 000 $ </li></ul><ul><li> $7.5 million </li></ul><ul><li> $470,848 </li></ul><ul><li>Gays : 500 000 $ </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THANKS! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>