[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN Accreditation

victor at cbinf.com victor at cbinf.com
Tue May 15 10:51:19 SAST 2007

Cher Diop,

Je me joins à toutes les voix des amis pour t'exprimer mes très sincères
félicitations pour ton accréditation ICANN et souhaiter pleins succès à

Bien cordialement,

Victor Ciza
From: africann-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:africann-bounces at afrinic.net]
On Behalf Of Anne-Rachel Inné
Sent: 15 May 2007 07:59
To: africann at afrinic.net
Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN Accredits First Registrar in Senegal

Dear All,

Please join in congratulating Mouhamet Diop for the birth of KHEWEUL.COM,
the first registrar accredited by ICANN in West Africa! Good luck


ICANN Accredits First Registrar in Senegal
14 May 2007

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) has signed its first accreditation agreement with a
Senegal-based Registrar – Kheweul.com SA from Dakar.

"We have accreditation agreements with more than 890 Registrars across the
world – and this is only the second in Africa," said Anne-Rachel Inné,
ICANN's Regional Liaison for Africa. "ICANN is continually working to
expand its international participation and representation – and this
agreement is an important step forward in that."

Kheweul.com has been accredited to register domain names from the .biz,
.com, .info, .name, .net, .org, and .pro top-level domains.

"We're proud to be the first ICANN-accredited Registrar in West Africa and
the second in Africa," said Mouhamet Diop, Chairman and CEO of
Kheweul.com. "Kheweul.Com is going to work closely with all African
country-code top-level domain managers and all world-wide registries to
provide domain name services to local African communities. We also plan to
promote the digitalization of African cultural heritage and help the
preserve of African multimedia content."

ICANN successfully introduced competition in the registrar marketplace
that has resulted in the over 890 ICANN accredited registrars now offering
a range of registration services. A complete list of accredited registrars
is available at: http://www.icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html.

ICANN has a contractual relationship with all accredited registrars that
clearly sets forth the obligations of accredited registrars. This
information is available at:

About ICANN:

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system
of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country
codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols
that help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management
of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global
stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's
ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized,
public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit:

About Kheweul.Com:

Kheweul.Com is a Senegalese private company based in Senegal, registered
under the African Jurisdiction, called OHADA, and will serve all African
countries for any purposes related to Domain Names business. For more
information please visit: www.kheweul.com.

Mouhamet Diop's bio and involvement with the international functions of
ICANN are online at: http://www.icann.org/biog/diop.htm.

Media Contacts:

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan at icann.org

Mouhamet Diop
Chairman & CEO
Ph: +221 821 29 39
Cell: +221 638 42 88
E: mouhamet.diop at kheweul.com

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson at edelman.com

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