Join us for the 5th Africa DNS Forum

Taking stock of the Africa DNS Industry and planning ahead

26-28 JULY, 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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What is the DNS Forum?

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 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Society (ISOC). The objective of the three-day event is to help the African Domain Name Industry in Africa to grow at a competitive rate and ensure that the continent is on par with the rest of the world.


The Internet Society  is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. Based on its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members and Chapters around the world to promote the continued evolution and growth of the open Internet through dialog among companies, governments, and other organizations around the world.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions.

Africa Top Level Domains (AfTLD) started as a project through which ISO 3166 Country-Code Top-Level Internet Domain (ccTLD) Registries in the African geographical area could share information and engage in concerted action on issues of common concern.

AfTLD is led by an Executive Committee (Excom) or Board elected from its full members. With at least 31 full members (full membership is currently limited to African ccTLDs), AfTLD’s members are encouraged to make voluntary contributions to support its operations. It also has 8 associate members the majority of whom are from outside Africa.


Registries, registrars, resellers, registrants DNS experts, government representatives, policy makers from the African region and beyond as well as entrepreneurs interested in investing in the African Domain Name space.

More than 200 participants representing  government, private sector and the technical community drawn from all over Africa as well as globally will take part in this multi stakeholder Forum where they will be leading interesting discussions highlighting opportunities in the African Domain Name industry. This will be the fifth African DNS Forum following events in Durban, South Africa (2013), Abuja, Nigeria (2014) and Nairobi, Kenya (2015) and Marrakech, Morocco (2016).


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Dar Es Salaam Serena

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Who's Speaking?

Sagbo Pierre Dandjinou

Sagbo Pierre Dandjinou

VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Africa

Alex Corenthin

Alex Corenthin

NIC Senegal Manager, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar

Michuki Mwangi

Michuki Mwangi

Senior Development Manager for Africa

Abibu Ntahigiye

Abibu Ntahigiye

Manager - tzNIC

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