Generation.Africa Presentation:"Taking Your Business Online" by Penelope Kirui


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  • 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:
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  • Vision of .africa and the need! Opportunities for registering domain names of what u like is immense
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  • 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… different than any CONGRESS;-) It is sort of a mutual admiration society
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  • Generation.Africa Presentation:"Taking Your Business Online" by Penelope Kirui

    1. 1. . Africa 1bn people, 54 countries,1domain DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Tandaa Symposium- Tools for taking your company online!
    2. 2. <ul><li>State of Global Internet </li></ul><ul><li>State of the African Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing your online presence </li></ul><ul><li>The vision of .africa domain </li></ul><ul><li>The need for Africa Specific Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening ccTLDs –impact of . africa domain </li></ul><ul><li>Who is DotConnectAfrica ? </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Next Step for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    3. 3. Information Society to Internet Society Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes . - E.W. Dijkstra   Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    4. 4. <ul><li>The global Economy is reforming </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable internet, phone, pc devises, prices, CapEx Vs. OpEx, NGN </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 (social tipping point); Viral ; Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>where one has a convergence of 70% of the planet bring universal access and democracy of information </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting business models and consumer reach and increase in productivity </li></ul>Opportunities expand knowledge , creation capacity, a dvances In science and health . AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2 010 –
    5. 5. A Paradigm shift - Convergence Opportunities <ul><li>Internet use has exploded globally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more than 300% since 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.0 million Internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.6 billion people use mobile telephony just over half of the world’s population </li></ul></ul>This intersection – where users access the Internet from their mobile phones – maps a revolutionary digital paradigm shift Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    6. 6. Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    7. 7. Increasing your online visibility through registration of continental domain <ul><li>Africa </li></ul>AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2 010 – <ul><li>Goodbye, &quot;blockbustermovie. com&quot; and hello &quot;blockbuster. movie &quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Would you prefer &quot;mylife.blogspot. com &quot; or &quot;mylife. blog&quot;? </li></ul><ul><li>And there are other endless possibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>dot-nyc for businesses in New York; </li></ul><ul><li>dot-canon for printers and cameras; </li></ul><ul><li>dot-eco for green issues; </li></ul><ul><li>dot-gay; </li></ul><ul><li>dot-bike; </li></ul><ul><li>dot-africa ; </li></ul><ul><li>dot-shop. </li></ul>
    8. 8. COMESA .africa b Intrepid USAID.afri gatesfoundation.afric 2020 .africa <ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    9. 9. Status of TLDs <ul><li>Africa </li></ul>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 :
    10. 10. <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Need for Africa-specific domain Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    11. 11. <ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Strengthening ccTLds/Regional TLDs <ul><li>Offering of second level domain names by cross marketing of domain names such as;;; ;; .EAC, .COMESA </li></ul><ul><li>Elevation of ccTLDs to Continental and Global Identity inherent in the Africa name </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting goal of regional /continental integration of National countries (ccTLDs) </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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. </li></ul>AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2 010 –
    12. 12. Internet Governance – The Policy Divide &quot;yea&quot; or &quot;nay&quot; How many participants think “.africa” is a great idea? Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board : yea&quot; or &quot;nay&quot; on yea&quot; or &quot;nay&quot; on &quot;yea&quot; or &quot;nay &quot;yea&quot; or &quot;nay
    13. 13. <ul><li>Who is DotConnectAfrica ? </li></ul><ul><li>The Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To sponsor, establish and operate a continental Internet namespace with global recognition and regional significance, dedicated to the needs of the Pan-African and African Internet community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To operate a viable and technically advanced TLD registry for the Pan-Africa and African community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To reinvest partial surpluses in socio-technological advancement initiatives relevant to the Pan-Africa and African Internet community; and </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    14. 14. <ul><li>Why support the DCA initiative! </li></ul><ul><li>Early applicants to the .Africa name to ICANN </li></ul><ul><li>Early endorsements from the continental policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Early endorsements from other stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora Africans who are committed to the continent bring transfer of knowledge & technology </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder governance model – Best Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit/Non-Partisan organization </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(DCA is a TRUST registered in neutral country Mauritius </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Open/transparent initiative - over 19 public Press Releases since our February 2010 presence in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive cross marketing opportunity for ccTLDs </li></ul><ul><li>Support new African based gTLDs </li></ul><ul><li>Team committed to building “” </li></ul><ul><li>Team committed to branding Africa in positive light </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    15. 15. Africa Leadership Retreat 2020 – Our promise of putting .africa on the global digital map
    16. 16. .africa - the first African TLD to be sponsored at an International European event – Brussels ICANN 38 Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    17. 17. <ul><li>Challenges! </li></ul><ul><li>Political - continental project </li></ul><ul><li>Adaption from existing gTlds, .com, .org </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good Infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity building/training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    18. 18. <ul><li>NEXT STEPS! </li></ul><ul><li>Join in our “yes” campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Simple ways: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter (dot_africa) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook (dotafrica) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“” Tee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul>Tandaa Sympsium Kenya ICT Board :
    19. 19. One Club Policy - Global policy Your African Mobile Identity Contact us at: [email_address]
    20. 20. ?