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DCA Registry Services makes its voice heard at the ICANN Africa Strategy Addis Ababa

PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 10, 2013 – DCA Registry Services and its UK Technical Partner CentralNic participated in the just ended African Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance (http://www.africanncommunity.org/ index.php/component/rseventspro/event/1) meeting held at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 6-8 March 2013, where it...

Melbourne IT expects millions from domain name grab

Companies are expected to spend millions of dollars registering new web addresses to defend themselves against potentially controversial or crude uses of their trademarks online. Web hosting provider Melbourne IT said it could see millions in potential revenues from “defensive registrations” over the next two...

DotConnectAfrica writes 4th letter to ICANN, calling ICANN Ombudsman’s conclusion “Convenient’ and ‘No Brainer’

DotConnectAfrica has taken a swipe at the delay of ICANN to check into the detailed issues of the conflict of interest,  and has made apparent its impatience in the pace at which ICANN is dealing with its whistle blowing, in its 4th letter to ICANN...

Federal Council adopts internet domain name strategy

Switzerland’s Federal Council ad adopted a strategy for handling internet domain names. The Council hopes this strategy will ensure better protection of its own interests and those of Switzerland in the area of domain names. It has outlined the kinds of names which are particularly...

In youthful Africa, the Internet is mobile

After a week of business meetings in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa, we can say three things are new for the continent: a) The despotic leadership from the 1970s and 1980s is in decline, replaced by younger and more democratic leaders b) A huge youth...

It’s official: people hate the domain name industry

I’ve said it many times before: the domain name industry has problems with its reputation. But now the official figures are in that — apparently — prove it. According to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade, the industry is perceived four times worse the IT industry average....

Maps now a key tool for business

Mapping is one of fastest-growing areas in companies’ IT expenditure. Three-quarters of large companies and two-thirds of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expect to spend more of their budgets on digital mapping services this year. These are just some of the findings of a report...