Kenya, S.Africa domain row intensifies

The fight between Kenya and South Africa over hosting and control of the DotAfrica domain registry looks set to persist. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The board resolved that the DCA application to host the registry did not have sufficient government support as per the Authority’s applicant guidebook. The application was therefore cancelled and rendered “unqualified” for further review and evaluation.
  • The dotAfrica project is sponsored by the African Union and supported by the Africa Top Level Domain organisation (AfTLD). ICANN is the Authority that delegates the countries the role of carrying the registry.
  • Agreements have been signed between DCA and Safaricom, Fincom Technologies to ensure sufficient hardware and network infrastructure that would support the registry.

The fight between Kenya and South Africa over hosting and control of the DotAfrica domain registry looks set to persist.

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