.AFRICA Signing Ceremony Held at ICANN 49

ICANN new generic Top Level Domains logoAt ICANN 49 in Singapore today Akram Atallah, president of ICANN’s Global Domains Division (GDD) and Lucky Masilela, CEO of ZA Central Registry (ZACR) participated in a symbolic signing ceremony that allows the new gTLD “.Africa” to proceed to delegation.

This marks the first Registry Agreement signed between ICANN and an African gTLD registry operator. A contingency representing the African Union Commission, dotAfrica, and ZADNA (domain name authority of South Africa) were in attendance, as well as several ZACR and ICANN staff members.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-26mar14-en.htm