Thursday, February 16, 2017

The .AFRICA new gTLD

.AFRICA new gTLD was delegated.

Check here (15 February 2017).

4 years to delegate the .AFRICA new gTLD

On the 13th of June 2012 was published the list of new gTLD applicants who submitted an application for a new generic Top-Level Domains. Check down this page to find the list. One might be surprised to see that there was one application only on that list...but in fact, there were two. The second applicant made a mistake submitting its application and applied for the ".DOTAFRICA" new gTLD instead (see below in the list). This issue was solver later one.

Almost 5 years to launch a TLD
I stopped following the different legal procedures a long ago since it was unclear what really happened and to be honest...what a waste of time and money. What to remember:

What you missed in our previous Newsletters:
  1. HOT - The languages of new top level domains (part 5 in a series examining the geography of new domain endings (nTLDs);
  2. .SPACE new gTLD is 2 years old;
  3. New gTLDs: meaning of the MIIT Accreditation;
  4. Thoughts About the Proposed Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy;
  5. Interesting: "We Need a New Industrial Internet";
  6. Amazon launches new Amazon Chime service on a .brand new gTLD;
  7. New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group Transcript;
  8. Listen to Mert Saka at Turkey DNS Forum 2017;
  9. Live new domains:
    1. LIVE:
    2. UNICOM: (sitemap)
    3. NATURA:
  10. 1 more new gTLD gets the nod from China;
  11. The DNA Initiative Isn't Healthy for the Internet;
  12. .BRAND new gTLDs: answers from "Nomulus";
  13. ICANN to begin delegation of .AFRICA domain;
  14. New .BRAND gTLDs:
    1. Amazon:
    2. AFL:
  15. Why new gTLDs rule in usability!
  16. Geo “.Com” Vs. Geo “New gTLD”;
  17. .ART domain name launch shuts down over technical difficulties;
  18. NewG talk #25 (the rise of .loan has been spectacular);
  19. U.S. Antitrust Division investigating Verisign running .WEB new gTLD;
  20. Chinese TLDs get Chinese approval;
  21. .Ceo and .best to release 1 and 2 character domains;
  22. Which new domains are sold?
  23. The .AFRICA new gTLD:
    1. ICANN Free to Proceed with Delegation of .AFRICA;
    2. Third time lucky: ICANN beats off .africa ban;
    3. .AFRICA to finally go live after judge denies injunction.

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