[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: Save the date Africa Domain Name System Forum 2014 , 7 - 9 July 2014 Abuja Nigeria

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 15:00:42 SAST 2014

The 2014 Africa Domain Name System Forum will be held from 7th to 9th July
2014 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja Nigeria. This years event will be
hosted by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).

Organized by AfTLD, the Internet Society  and the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers with the support of other partners , the event
seeks to build a community of practice that will strengthen the Domain Name
Industry on the African Continent.

According to the domain name industry brief there were 265 million domains
registered globally in the third quarter of 2013. The base ccTLD
registrations were 119.5 million. The largest top level domains by zone
size in the third quarter of 2013 included .com, .tk, .de, .net ,.uk, .org,
.cn , .info ,.ru and .nl. None of the African registries featured among the
top ten.

The largest ccTLD in Africa by zone size did not surpass the 1 million mark
during the same period.

The objective of the forum is to help the domain name industry in Africa
grow at a competitive rate and ensure that the continent competes with the
rest of the world. The forum will be a three day event and will bring
together African registries; African ICANN accredited registrars,
resellers, infrastructure service and solution providers as well as
entrepreneurs interested in investing in the African Domain Name space.
There will be interesting discussions highlighting opportunities in the
African Domain name industry as well as networking sessions between
registrars, resellers and the registries.

For more information kindly visit www.aftld.org/afdnsforum2014


Barrack O. Otieno
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