As others have noted, the launch plans and policies of "geo" and "city" new TLDs vary quite a bit. Some will be heavily restricted and require "presence" in the region or city, while others are going to be fully "open". Neil Dundas, who is involved with the .joburg registry as well as that of .africa, posted this deck earlier today which explains their launch … [Read more...] about (Dot)Joburg Explained
ICANN's first public meeting of 2013 will be held in Beijing in April, but they've opened registration for the subsequent one in Durban, South Africa in July. The July meeting - ICANN 47 - will be held in Durban International Convention Centre with hotel accommodation available in the surrounding area. However attendees need to be careful when booking as the cancellation … [Read more...] about Going To ICANN 47 Durban? Check The Hotel Restrictions!
ICANN's 47th public meeting will take place in Durban, South Africa from 14th to 19th July 2013. The meeting location was confirmed in the most recent ICANN board minutes. The .za Domain Name Authority will be the local hosts. Here's the relevant snippet from the board resolution: Whereas, ICANN intends to hold its second Meeting for 2013 in the Africa region as per … [Read more...] about ICANN 47 Confirmed For Durban South Africa
The 42nd public ICANN meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal from October 24 - 28.See the official announcement on the ICANN blog … [Read more...] about ICANN 42 Set For Dakar
AusRegistry has announced that they have been chosen by the .za Domain Name Authority to provide consultancy services related to a new domain registry system for South Africa.At present .za is split between several registry operators, with co.za being run by a different organisation to net.za, for example. The new registry will centralise the namespace and is being vaunted as … [Read more...] about AusRegistry Awarded South African Registry Contract
The ICANN meeting in Nairobi starts officially next Monday. However, as is normally the case, by the time Monday rolls around people will already have been working since Saturday morning (if not earlier). All ICANN meetings seem to be surrounded by some bit of controversy and excitement, but the Nairobi meeting is possibly more dramatic than many others. The last attempt to … [Read more...] about ICANN Nairobi Kicks Off This Weekend – So What Is Cooking? .xxx , new TLDs and more
ICANN's 37th public meeting, which is to be held from March 7th to March 13th 2010, is to take place in Kenya.Kenya had previously been slated to act as host for a meeting in 2008, but due to security concerns the slot was re-allocated. … [Read more...] about ICANN 37 To Be Held In Kenya
ICANN will be holding a meeting somewhere in Europe from October 25 - 30 2009, while another meeting is planned for Africa from February 7 - 12 2010.The question, of course, is where exactly will these meetings take place...The logistics of holding an ICANN meeting are quite daunting, to put it mildly.The city would need to have an international airport, or be close to one.Of … [Read more...] about Wanted : Hosts For ICANN Meetings in 2009-10