[AfrICANN-discuss] BOTSWANA to host the 7th Africa Domain Name System Forum
otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 10:38:35 UTC 2019
Many thanks for your email. The registration portal will be unveiled within
a two weeks period. We will provide more information on the meeting venue,
agenda and other relevant meeting information through the portal.
On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 1:33 PM Big Jayz <jjamesonuh at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
>> *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].
>> *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.
>> 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.
>> Contacts: secretariat at aftld.org
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