US Congress


Congress will oversight ICANN: And You Can Take That To The Bank

Therefore, I wish to call for the establishment of such a new body that will work in cooperation with the NTIA to exercise supervisory responsibilities over ICANN. Even though the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plays a… Continue Reading…

Creative Disruption


Welcome to 2015! the year of Creative Disruption

We hope you all have had great holidays are off to a good start for the New Year! Recall in 2014, we asked you to stay in the ARENA with us. Indeed together, we prevailed in all our undertakings.  At… Continue Reading…

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Season’s Greetings! A Year in Review 2014 – DotConnectAfrica!

Season’s Greetings 2014 End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica! Message from the Founder/Executive Director ~ ~ As Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica Trust and founder of the Yes2DotAfrica Campaign, it gives me great pleasure to send this end of year message… Continue Reading…

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Q & A on .Africa Internet Domain: Fin24 with Sophia Bekele

DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust and DCA Registry CEO Ms. Sophia Bekele recently participated in a Q&A with Mr. Gareth Van Zyl of, SouthAfrica,  based on some pointed questions presented by the tech journalist to inquire into the current state of… Continue Reading…



DotAfrica.TV Features Internet Pioneer & Chief Executive of UK’s CentralNic Ben Crawford

Listen to him as he talks on history of CentralNic, Domain Name, New gTLDs and changes to the Internet Domain Name and his Company’s Strategy for Emerging Markets  which includes Africa. CEO, Ben Crawford, considered on of early Internet Pioneer… Continue Reading…

KeyNote Speaker


KeyNote “P.U.S.H. to CHANGE AFRICA” Sophia Bekele rallied the 2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium (YALS) New York

DCA Press Release Click here for full KeyNote Founder of DotConnectAfrica Trust and Yes2DotAfrica Campaign was invited to present a Key Note speech at the 2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium (YALS), themed “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants:… Continue Reading…

IRP GAC Objection Advice


DotConnectAfrica Update: IRP Panel Ruling Accepts DCA’s Position On Procedural Order

he Panel deciding DotConnectAfrica Trust’s IRP request has issued a ruling accepting DotConnectAfrica’s position on the procedural framework of the IRP proceedings. The Panel has ruled that its determination is binding on ICANN. PRLog – Aug. 28, 2014 – Panel’s… Continue Reading…

GAC Advice


DotConnectAfrica Trust Responds to ICANN 50 GAC Advice updates on its .Africa application IRP status

DotConnectAfrica Trust submitted its response to the GAC Advice conveyed in the ICANN 50 GAC London Communiqué within the mandatory 21-day window, as per instructions via ICANN’s Customer Service Center Notification Portal for New gTLD applicants   PRLog – Aug.… Continue Reading…

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit


US-Africa Summit Echoes more on how the USA does not know about Africa

The summit has been cited as the first in many such similar summits that will strive to unit America with Africa and the main objective of Mr. Barack Obama, the President of the United States, was to address the continent’s… Continue Reading…


DotConnectAfrica attended the Transform Africa Heads of State summit, Kigali Rwanda

DCA was invited as a delegate to the international high-level conference that was held in Rwanda from October 28 to 31, 2013 Nov. 3, 2013 – The conference was attended by over 1,500 delegates and Seven African Heads of State… Continue Reading…


Launch of dotafrica campaign for Africa at AITEC East Africa ICT Summit

Ms. Sophia Bekele, Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica, spoke of a way forward for the “.Africa” project during the opening panel discussions and subseqent launch of the East Africa “dotafrica” campaign Our campaign theme mirrors the theme used for nations reborn,… Continue Reading…


DotConnectAfrica at ICANN 45 Toronto

DotConnectAfrica Participates in ICANN 45 Toronto Unveils new IBCA Initiative at ICANN Public Forum DCA Trust used the opportunity afforded by the presence of the entire ICANN Global Community gathered at Toronto to also unveil the IBCA – Internet Business… Continue Reading…


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

  DCA registry services and its UK Partner CentralNic participated at the African Mufti-stakeholder Internet Governance meeting held at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 6-8 March 2013 Read more  


Sophia Bekele putting forward a statement to the ICANN Board the issue of reserved names at the pubic forum in Dakar Senegal

Sophia Bekele putting forward a statement to the ICANN Board on the issue of reserved names .africa, .afrique .afriqya. requested by African Union Commision (AUC) in Dakar Senegal. Ms. Sophia Bekele said “We believe that the DotAfrica issue is a… Continue Reading…


DotConnect Africa Exhibition in Dakar

DotConnectAfrica Exhibition at ICANN 42 Dakar , Senegal: DCA had displayed an important exhibition of its Yes2DotAfrica Campaign and used it to further communicate its DotAfrica vision to visitors of the Exhibition and other delegations that attended the meeting. It… Continue Reading…


Miss.Africa : Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program for Women and Girls….. is part of DCA’s DotAfrica vision and is an effort aimed at inspiring girls and women in technology for personal growth, positive action, and digital self-awareness with funding to be provided from DCA’s charitable trust fund. is… Continue Reading…


Breaking News: The ICANN Board has Voted to Approve the new gTLD Program

The ICANN board has voted to approve the new gTLD program, which was first announced three years ago.


President Wade at the DotConnectAfrica Exhibition in Dakar

Ms Sophia Bekele, Exec Dir of DCA with His Excellency Monsieur Abdoulaye Wade, President and Head of State of Senegal, who attended the official opening ceremony of the ICANN-42 Meeting that was hosted by the Government of the Republic of… Continue Reading…


DCA Registry Services Contributes to Second Africa DNS Forum, Durban, SA

DCA Registry Services, participated in the just ended Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum which was held as a precursor to the ICANN 47 in Durban South Africa. 12-13 July 2013 Jul. 15, 2013 – The Forum is aimed at… Continue Reading…

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