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For Immediate Press Release

20 January 2011

Press Contact:
Thomas Kamanzi, Newsletter Editor
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Open Letter to US Department of Commerce
 National Telecommunication Information Administration (NTIA)

20 January 2010:   DotConnectAfrica has sent an open letter to the NTIA making a preliminary case for the .africa gTLD


"DCA wants to appraise NTIA of our view that the current process developed by ICANN for new gTLDs is fair and transparent and that due consideration has been given for the protection of trademark interests.  We believe further delay of the new gTLD process will directly /or indirectly have a damaging effect on the benefits from Internet-based business and economic activities in the continent and the communities involved"  DCA said in its letter to NTIA. 

The letter to Washington included the recent public statement made by DCA to the ICANN public forum in Cartegena Colombia.  ICANN Statement:


DCA has also spent much of its activities in the  month of September 2010 lobbying in Washington for the same.  DCA Goes to Washington:

Dept Of Commerce, Original letter

A Preliminary Case for .Africa gTLD - Open Letter to NTIA, US Department of Commerce by DoConnectAfrica

Full Press release: 
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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