Only one applicant for .africa

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Only one applicant for .africa

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today confirmed that there is only one applicant for the .africa Top Level Domain (TLD), namely UniForum SA, the organization officially endorsed by the African Union.

ICANN today revealed the applicants and generic Top Level Domain names that have been applied for. They include .google; .yahoo; three applications for .fun; seven for .web; six for .tech; six for .online; five for .flowers; four for .eco; three for .sucks; and two for .dot

Billed as “Reveal Day”, 13 June 2012 is the day that UniForum SA, trading as Registry.Africa, is now officially acknowledged as the only Registry Operator bidding for the .africa TLD. If successful UniForum will be allocating names to the public such as “example.africa”.

Another bidder, DotConnectAfrica Trust, has applied for the .dotafrica TLD. This means, should they be successful, they will be allocating names such as "example.dotafrica".  

As early as the first quarter of 2013, ICANN will announce whether UniForum SA has been successful in its bid for the continent’s own TLD.



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