7th Africa Domain Name Systems Forum

22 - 24 July 2019

Gaborone, Botswana

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Building Trust in the African DNS Industry for a Thriving Digital Economy

The 7th edition of the Africa Domain Name System Forum will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from 22nd to 24th July 2019. The forum will be hosted by the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA).

The objective of the three-day event is to help the Africa Domain Name Industry to grow at a competitive rate and ensure that the continent is on par with the rest of the world.


BOCRA was established through the Communications Regulatory Authority Act, 2012 (CRA Act) to regulate the communications sector in Botswana, comprising telecommunications, Internet and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), radio communications, broadcasting, postal services and related matters.

BOCRA is also designated to:

  • To manage and operate the .BW ccTLD in an efficient and non-discriminatory manner to ensure fairness in the use and allocation of the .bw name space.
  • To accredit agencies to provide secure electronic signatures as per the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act (No. 14 of 2014).
  • To establish, as Certifying Authority, an approved process for the production and certification of electronic documents records systems for purpose of integrity.


Individuals and organizations interested in the domain industry and related business. Registries, registrars, resellers, web hosting companies, Internet service providers, network operators, brand managers, digital marketers, entrepreneurs, intellectual property professionals, commercial and non-commercial registrants, and end users.



Network with other stakeholders & industry experts.


Discuss Business, Technical and Policy aspects of the industry.


Understand ICANN’s role in shaping the future of the internet


AfTLD is recognized as the representative of country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) managers from Africa. It is an active participant in the ICANN ccNSO, and also actively participates in various Internet governance fora within the African continent and beyond, including the IGF, where it has run a number of workshops.

AFREGISTRAR association includes all ICANN Accredited Registrars based in the African Continent, The AfRegistrars shall fulfil the role, responsibilities and functions of the AFREGISTRARS as defined within the ICANN Bylaws as referenced at [ICANN-BYLAWS].


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.