The arrival of Summer is the perfect opportunity for young South Africans to log onto the world wide web and claim their digital identities...
17 Dec 2019
The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...
Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019
We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...
14 Dec 2018
On 11 July 2018, Absa Group became one of the first large corporates to embrace the .africa domain...
31 Oct 2018
As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors could be profound...
16 Jul 2018
African registrars and/or resellers (RaRs) do not have to undergo the expensive and time-consuming Icann accreditation process in order to sell dotAfrica (.africa) domain names anymore...
5 Jul 2018
dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela has been elected as a co-recipient of the African ICT Champion Award 2017 by the African ICT Alliance...
16 Nov 2017
The .africa cross-continent roadshow to officially launch the new geographic top level domain (gTLD), kicked off at the 29th African Union (AU) Summit held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
10 Jul 2017
In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally...
21 Jun 2017
Domain Name Registrars hoping to capture a slice of the new ‘dotAfrica' will have to adhere to three requirements before they will be allowed to submit a domain name application...
17 May 2017
10 Apr 2017
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with its launch plan...
4 Apr 2017
In the ongoing US court battle between the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA), a California court granted the ZACR's motion to dismiss all claims against it by DCA, in relation to DCA's ongoing attempts to stall the public availability of the .africa (dotAfrica) generic Top Level Domain (gTLD)...
21 Jun 2016
ZA Central Registry sponsors Africa Internet Summit in continued commitment to deeper African internet engagement...
8 Jun 2016
The number of registered .za domain names has recently reached and exceeded the 1 million mark...
12 Mar 2015
The introduction of the dotAfrica domain will shine a light on our amazing continent. For too long, Africa has been termed the 'dark continent'. With this new domain there is a single way to engage an entire continent with goods, services and information relevant to them and celebrate the birth of the Bright Continent.
Issued by dotAfrica 3 Mar 2014
It is said that many brands have been burnt in the past by not thinking ahead and registering domains that could be of value to them in their digital marketing strategies.
20 Feb 2014
The availability of the dotAfrica (.africa) Top Level Domain (TLD) is expected to commence in September 2014, following the expiry of the Sunrise and Land Rush periods, which are scheduled to start in May 2014.
4 Feb 2014
The Burkina Faso-hosted African Forum on Best Practices in ICT has issued a declaration in support of the dotAfrica initiative, stating its benefit to the African community.
Nanine Steenkamp 22 Oct 2013
.joburg (dotJoburg) domain names will soon be a reality, offering an opportunity to create more awareness of Johannesburg-based businesses and organisations and locations, venues, tourism products and services, from a destination marketing perspective.
7 Jun 2013
Launched on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, the .africa Pioneer Programme aims to encourage a premier set of early adopters to lend their support to Africa's new space on the web.
8 May 2013
On Reveal Day, 13 June 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) confirmed that UniForum South Africa is the only one applicant for the .africa Top Level Domain (TLD). If successful it will be allocating names to the public such as "example.africa".
15 Jun 2012
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) confirmed that there is only one applicant for the .africa Top Level Domain (TLD), namely UniForum SA, the organisation officially endorsed by the African Union.
14 Jun 2012
UniForum SA, the organisation selected by the African Union to run the DotAfrica Top Level Domain registry has partnered AfriNIC and will sponsor four AfriNIC meetings, letting more people participate in technical training and policy discussions.
7 Jun 2012
Expressing identity is one of the ways we reveal who we are to other human beings. Whether it is through our dress code, the way we wear our hair or the way we choose to adorn ourselves with certain objects, sending out signals about our identity is part and parcel of being human.
Koffi Fabrice Djossou 16 May 2012
Under the leadership of the African Union Commission, UniForum SA, trading as the ZA Central Registry (ZACR), has applied for a new internet extension, .Africa (or dotAfrica).
19 Apr 2012
African government ministers attending the recent Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have pledged their support for the ZA Central Registry's (ZACR) bid to become the dotAfrica registry operator. The ZACR is a non-profit company based in South Africa, and is the administrator of the popular CO.ZA domain name space.
30 Mar 2012
Government ministers attending the recent Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit in Ethiopia, this week pledged their support for the ZA Central Registry's (ZACR) bid to become the dotAfrica Registry Operator. The ZACR is a non-profit company based in South Africa, and is the administrator of the popular CO.ZA domain name space.
29 Mar 2012
The .ZA central registry operator, UniForum SA, has been selected by the African Union as its preferred registry operator that will administer the upcoming dotAfrica Top Level Domain. dotAfrica is set to be a distinctive pan-African identification for regional online operations when it is opened up for registration.
27 Feb 2012