The African Union (AU) strongly believes that the introduction of the .africa Top-Level Domain (TLD) will create an attractive regional home for the Pan-African Internet Community.
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.africa will create a new internet identity for users and businesses which seek more regional presence without being confined within the limits of one country.

In view of the needs expressed by the African community at large the Extraordinary Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers in charge of Communications and Information Technologies (CITMC) held in Johannesburg acknowledged the benefits of the .africa domain name to Africa and adopted a resolution (The Oliver Tambo Declaration) to Establish .africa as a continental TLD for use by organizations, businesses and individuals with guidance from African Internet agencies.

Following the endorsement of The Olivier Tambo Declaration by the Head of States and Governments Summit in January 2010, the African Ministers in charge of Communication and Information Technologies who met at the Third Ordinary Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers in charge of Communication and Information Technologies in Abuja (The Abuja Declaration), Federal Republic of Nigeria, from 6 – 7 August 2010, requested the AU to “Set up the structure and modalities for the Implementation of the .africa project.” – CHAIRPERSON, .AFRICA STEERCOM


  • H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid
    H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid, AU

    The .africa gTLD intends to promote African businesses, people and culture on the internet and will allow Africa to actively contribute to the digital economy. It is also a source of funding for the development of ICT projects on the continent,

  • Lucky Masilela
    Lucky Masilela, ZACR

    It is now time to create the next chapter in the .africa story as the general public begins applying for their chosen .africa domains

  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
    Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, AU

    Africa, today you have reclaimed your digital identity. dotAfrica will allow us to tell our own story

  • Mohamed El Bashir
    Mohamed El Bashir, dotAfrica

    A truly African initiative created by Africans, for the world.