What is the DNS Forum?
The Africa Domain Name System Forum is an annual open event for stake holders in the Domain Name Industry in Africa organized by Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AfTLD) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).The objective of the three-day event is to help the Domain Name Industry in Africa to grow at a competitive rate and ensure that the continent is at par with the rest of 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 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 sixth African DNS Forum following events in Durban, South Africa (2013), Abuja, Nigeria (2014), Nairobi, Kenya (2015), Marrakech, Morocco (2016) and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2017).
Are you ready to join us?
3rd — 5th July