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For Immediate Press Release

12 December 2010

Press Contact:
Thomas Kamanzi, Newsletter Editor
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DotConnectAfrica endorsed by Internationalized Domain Resolution Union (IDRU)

DotConnectAfrica is endorsed by IDRU - the Internationalized Domain Resolution Union, an organization that is represented by the original IDN Top Level Domain pioneers.
11 December  ICANN Cartegena, Colombia:  The International Domain Resolution Union has endorsed the dotafrica project for DotConnectAfrica.

In its letter of endorsement 5 December 2010 to DotConnectAfrica,  Executive Director of IDRU, David Allen, stated, the Internationalized Domain Resolution Union (IDRU) endorses, with a broad-based majority amongst its members, your efforts for the "dotafrica" initiative.

The endorsement stated "Ms. Bekele, as a former gNSO advisor to ICANN, you have worked hard and long to champion Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).  You have made the case within ICANN for a policy development process that will see IDNs in service of the world community. And you have done so successfully."IDN banner

"IDRU stands ready to assist DotConnectAfrica in its gTLD application for '.africa' in regard to the various African languages that it would support.  At the international level,  these include Arabic and French and Portuguese; at the local level also - for example - Amharic and Swahili".
Full Press release:
. Endorsed by African Union (AU) & the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA)

. Sophia Bekele noted by The Economist,
Sept 15, 2010, as a "leading the dotafrica initiative": 
Can "Africa" get a make-over?

. BizCommunity covers DCA's "yes2dotAfrica" campaign: "
Dot Africa campaign to brand continent
Seasons Greetings to All
About DotConnectAfrica:
DCA is a not-for-profit, non-partisan org incorporated in Mauritius Africa & will sponsor, establish & operate a TLD registry with global recognition & regional significance dedicated to the needs of Pan-African &African community. DCA Reg.ID.CT8710DCA90