23 May '11, 11am

African Union Wants Open Selection For .AFRICA Registry: The African Union Commission has stated categorically i...

The African Union Commission has stated categorically it is not supporting any application for the generic Top Level Domain .AFRICA despite claims from a potential applicant it has their support. The organisation was forced to release a statement stating they are “categorically ... not supporting any one individual or organisation” in their bid. For now, the AU Commission is supporting the idea of .AFRICA, however they will require an open and transparent procedure for the selection of a registry to operate the TLD and that any party interested in operating the registry are advised to apply to the AU Commission for an Expression of Interest. This will be the sole mechanism for selecting and endorsing any operator. The deadline for the submission of applications is 3 June. The AU Commission will then select a shortlist of potential registry operators. However the EOI proced...

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