Africa DNS Forum marks 10th anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum, under the theme “Attaining Inclusivity and Diversity in the DNS Ecosystem in Africa”.

Initiated In 2013 in Durban, South Africa, the model for the DNS forum model has been replicated throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Even today, national-level DNS forums continue to emerge, inspired by the Africa DNS Forum.

The host of the 2022 edition of the forum is the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC), which will also mark its 20th year in October. As KENIC marks this milestone, it will host the national Kenya DNS Forum on 4 October 2022. The event will recognize pioneers in the information and communication technologies (ICT) Industry in Kenya and acknowledge their significant contributions to the industry.


Network with other stakeholders and industry experts


Discuss business, technical, and policy aspects of the industry

Understanding of ICANN’s role in shaping the future of the Internet

Learn new approaches to establish and expand online presence

Who Should Attend?

Individuals and organizations interested in the domain industry and related business: ccTLD registries, registrars (local and ICANN accredited), resellers, registrants, DNS experts, government representatives, ICT service providers, financial institutions, and academia. Domain name system investors drawn from the African continent and other parts of the world are also encouraged to attend.


You will learn from international and regional field experts and industry stakeholders discussing the latest developments and issues in the global and regional domain marketplace.

You will participate with stakeholders from various sectors across Africa and the world, in discussions on opportunities for competitive growth in the Africa Domain Name industry.


The Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) is the host for this year’s Africa DNS Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. KENIC, established through the facilitation of the Communications Authority of Kenya, is the entity charged with the management and administration of the .KE domain, Kenya’s country code top level domain. KENIC provides corporations, businesses and individuals with the opportunity to have an online presence, professional email addresses, and websites on the .KE platform.


AfRegistrar association includes all ICANN Accredited Registrars based in the African Continent, The AfRegistrars shall fulfil the role, responsibilities and functions of the AfRegistrar as defined within the ICANN Bylaws.

Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD) is the association of country code Top Level Domain registry (ccTLD) managers in the Africa Region. The main objective of AFTLD is to provide a forum for ccTLD managers from the Africa Region to discuss issues regarding management of ccTLD registries. AFTLD then presents their common position on key global issues in the Domain Name System (DNS) industry in International meetings.

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.

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