[AfrICANN-discuss] BOTSWANA to host the 7th Africa Domain Name System Forum

Big Jayz jjamesonuh at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 10:32:14 UTC 2019

How do one participate, is there any form of registration or sponsorship
for interested individuals/students in the ICT world please?
On Feb 5, 2019 09:46, "Barrack Otieno" <otieno.barrack at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nairobi, 5th February  2019
> The 7th edition of the Africa Domain Name System Forum (AFDNS) will be
> held in Gaborone Botswana from 22nd to 24th July 2019. The forum will be
> hosted by the Botswana Communication and Regulatory Authority (BOCRA).
> The Africa Domain Name System Forum is an annual open event for
> stakeholders in the Domain Name Industry in Africa, organized by Africa Top
> Level Domains Organization (AFTLD), the African Registrars Association, and
> the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
> The objective of the three-day event is to help the Africa Domain Name
> Industry grow at a competitive rate; and ensure that the continent is on
> par with the rest of the world. Over the years, the AFDNS forum has lived
> up to its expectations, identifying key national and cross-border issues
> that continue to challenge the growth of the industry
> The Africa DNS Forum brings together Top-Level Domain registries,
> registrars, and stakeholders from Africa and around the world to share,
> learn, interact and discuss ways of how the African Domain Name Space can
> be improved, by sharing experiences and best practices in the domain name
> industry at a global level, and of the emerging business opportunities.
> The forum is open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to the domain
> name industry and the business opportunities it can provide, and engage
> with key players and experts in the field.  We expect participation from
> over 200 participants representing government, private sector, civil
> society, media and the technical community from the region and globally,
> interested in investing in the Africa Domain Name industry. Discussions
> will cover the state of the domain name industry in Africa, opportunities
> and challenges faced by businesses, entrepreneurs and Internet users
> across Africa.
> This will be the seventh forum following events in Durban, South Africa
> (2013), Abuja, Nigeria (2014), Nairobi, Kenya (2015), Marrakech, Morocco
> (2016), Dar Es Salam, Tanzania (2017) and Cotonou, Benin (2018).
> Stakeholders from Africa and beyond interested and involved in the domain
> name industry are welcome to contribute and participate in the event.
> *About AFTLD*
> AfTLD is recognized as the representative of country code Top Level Domain
> (ccTLD) managers from Africa. It is an active participant in the ICANN
> ccNSO, and also actively participates in various Internet governance fora
> with the African continent and beyond, including the IGF, where it has run
> a number of workshops. With collaboration in Internet governance and
> development a cornerstone of the bottom up policy development processes
> that make the Internet truly a multi-stakeholder phenomenon, AfTLD works in
> collaboration and partnership with other Regional Top-Level Domain
> Organizations (RTLDOs), these being APTLD, CENTR and LACTLD.
> www.aftld.org
> *About AfRegistrar*
> AFREGISTRAR association includes all ICANN Accredited Registrars based in
> the African Continent, The AfRegistrars shall fulfill the role,
> responsibilities and functions of the AFREGISTRARS as defined within the
> ICANN Bylaws as referenced at [ICANN-BYLAWS].
> www.afregistar.org
> *About ICANN*
> ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global
> Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an
> address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That
> address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
> helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.
> ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
> with a community of participants from all over the world.
> https://www.icann.org/get-started
> BOCRA was established through the Communications Regulatory Authority Act,
> 2012 (CRA Act) to regulate the communications sector in Botswana,
> comprising telecommunications, Internet and Information and Communications
> Technologies (ICTs), radio communications, broadcasting, postal services
> and related matters.
> BOCRA is also designated to:
> ·         To manage and operate the .BW ccTLD in an efficient and
> non-discriminatory manner to ensure fairness in the use and allocation of
> the .bw name space;
> ·         To accredit agencies to provide secure electronic signatures as
> per the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act (No. 14 of 2014);
> ·         To establish, as Certifying Authority, an approved process for
> the production and certification of electronic documents records systems
> for purpose of integrity.
> https:www.bocra.org.bw
> Contacts: secretariat at aftld.org
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