The dotAfrica initiative is fully endorsed by the African Union (AU) and has widespread support across the continent
The .africa gTLD intends to promote African businesses, people and culture on the internet and allowing Africa to contribute towards digital economy.
It is now time to create the next chapter in the .africa story as the general public begins applying for their chosen .africa domains.
Africa, today you have reclaimed your digital identity. dotAfrica will allow us to tell our own story
A truly inspiring African initiative created by visionary Africans, for the whole world to utilize.
.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