[AfrICANN-discuss] Good Bye .DOTAFRICA: A Significant Landmark Victory in the Battle for .Africa gTLD

Badru Ntege badru.ntege at nftconsult.com
Sat Nov 3 15:18:55 SAST 2012

Strange logic indeed.

Basis for the change request would be very interesting "kind of moving the goal posts" to accommodate ???

However we do hope that the content of the individual applications will prevail.   Though  I now wonder the need for meeting deadlines for applications when one can change the application after the deadline. 

 Are we going to be told that the mistake was done by ICANN ? And thus the change request.


DCA made such a grave mistake and has now explained to ICANN and thus the change.

Need this explained to me like I was a 4 year old so I really understand. 

Anyone please ?.


Badru Ntege
NFT Consult Ltd 

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On 2 Nov 2012, at 22:20, "Nigel Roberts" <nigel at channelisles.net> wrote:

> This is a strange logic.
> If DCA had indeed applied for AFRICA then a Change Request would have been otiose.
> So by approval of a Change Request appears to me therefore that it is official confirmation that the DCA Trust had applied initially for the DOTAFRICA string and after representations, ICANN has allowed it to be changed to the AFRICA string.
> On 11/02/2012 06:19 PM, Kivuva wrote:
>> *The ICANN approval of the Change Request for the .Africa string name is an
>> official affirmation that DCA Trust indeed applied for the .Africa string
>> name, and not '(dot).Africa' or '.DotAfrica' or 'DotDotAfrica' as was
>> erroneously reported by certain sections of the media and by some
>> mischief-makers who wanted to disparage DCA's new gTLD application.  *
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