dotAfrica to officially launch in May


The May 2014 commercial launch of dotAfrica is now certain, after the final outstanding paperwork was inked at the 49th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) in Singapore today.
The ICANN agreement outlines the contractual terms according to which the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) will launch and administer the dotAfrica starting as early as May, this year.

“The drive to establish Africa’s own space on the worldwide web began many years ago, but officially commenced with the submission of a formal application in February 2012. The Singapore agreement signals the morphing of the technical launch phase of dotAfrica into the commercial launch phase. We’ve come to the end of the beginning, and the beginning of great things for Africa on the web,” said Alice Munyua of the AUC and ZACR dotAfrica initiative.