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Rwanda: Domain Name .rw Soon to Be Held By Rwanda

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetIf there’s one thing that’s giving intense headaches to Rwanda, a country that’s determined to become the regional ICT hub by 2020, is the fact that its country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) name (.rw) is still in the hands of an individual — a foreign citizen to put it right. “It’s shameful that our country’s ccTLD [...]

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CUNA Applies for Rights to .creditunion Top-Level Domain Names

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetCUNA on Tuesday submitted an application for “.creditunion” to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which has been taking applications from individuals and groups to buy the rights to new “top-level domain names”, also known as the words to the right of the dot in an Internet address. The new names can focus [...]

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China reopens domain name applications

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetChina on Tuesday started to allow individuals to apply for “.cn” and “.中国” (China) domain names, said the China Internet Network Information Center, the de facto administrator of the country’s domain names. “Any individual or organization that can carry independent civil liabilities has the right to apply for the domain registration under the implementing rules,” said [...]

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Dot pirate new TLD in the OpenNIC universe

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetOpenNIC – the alternate root registry – has launched .pirate as a TLD that would appeal to free speech advocates.   According to Dotpirate.me: “The .Pirate TLD is a domain space that was born out of the frustration of world governments attempting to dictate what a person can and cannot have on their websites. It’s [...]

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Killing NITDA by installment

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetFrom the Stephen Orosanye Presidential Panel on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, couldn’t have come a more damning recommendation on the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The panel recommended that the NITDA should become a ministerial department in the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology (ComTech). It also advised that NITDA’s function [...]

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.Africa domain name plans

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet Scramble for .Africa domain heats up, with an ICANN gTLD process imminent: ARC Africa can soon look forward to having its own online space, with plans firmly afoot to introduce a continental .africa generic Top Level Domain (TLD) by 2013. This is according to the African Registry Consortium (ARC), a pan-African consortium that aims [...]

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Number of co.za domain names revealed

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet The latest number of co.za domain names and the number of new registrations per year revealed There are currently around 780,000 .co.za domain names, with between 100,000 and 140,000 net additions annually. This is according to Uniforum SA director Neil Dundas. Dundas said that there are around 200,000 new .co.za registrations per year, but explained that the [...]

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Happy 25th Birthday .CA

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetToday marks the 25th anniversary of the dot-CA domain name for Canada. On Monday May 14th, twenty five years ago, the management of the dot-CA country code domain name was officially delegated by Jon Postel, operator of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA); to Canadian Internet pioneer and Webnames.ca co-founder John Demco. The most recognizable symbol [...]

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NIRA budgets N11 million for infrastructure upgrade

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetThe Nigerian Internet Registration Association said it would spend N11 million on infrastructure upgrade as part of measures to achieve its target of registering 250, 000 .ng domain names by 2013. Ope Odusan, chief operating Officer of NIRA, who said this during NIRA’s Annual General Meeting in Lagos, during the week, said such equipment upgrade [...]

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Google, NiRA schemes to bring 250,000 SMEs online

| May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetWith over 25,000 Small and Medium Enterprises already online through the Get Nigerian Businesses online, Google and the Nigerian Internet Registration Association see huge opportunities in the sub-sector, writes DAYO OKETOLA There is no doubt that having an online presence by any business has a transformational impact with the tendency of fast- tracking the growth [...]

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