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Is there any reason why the talk history page as well as the revision history for this site completely deleted? and all user IDs who were editing the pages deleted? There original txt before August 2012 was as such:
|Introduced||Not officially introduced; proposed in 2006|
|TLD type||Proposed top-level domain|
|Status||Official proposal submitted to ICANN|
|Intended use||African and Pan African Constituancy|
|Actual use||Not available for use|
|Registration restrictions||None specified yet|
|Structure||Contained in proposal|
.africa is a proposed Internet generic top-level domain (gTLD) for the African and Pan African communities and users wherever they may reside. The .africa TLD would serve as regional domain for individuals and entities based in the Africa region interested in expressing a Pan African identity or outlook in the Internet.
In 2009, DotConnectAfrica organization was endorsed as the official sponsor for the initiative by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)  but other contenders have also emerged since and expressed an interest in applying for the .africa Top Level Domain.
Following the approval of the new generic top-level domain names program by ICANN on June 20 in Singapore, the full proposal for .africa has been presented to ICANN during the application window for new generic top-level domains between 12 January 2012 to 12 April 2012 along with other new gTLDs applications.
There were initial communications that presented the idea of this new top-level domain at ICANN Lisbon in 2007, but since, the proposal has evolved with community input to what was recently presented.
The official gTLD name will be delegated by ICANN after an evaluation process if the proposal is approved. Other names such as .afrique for Francophone Africa and .afrikia for Arabic speaking Africans are also being considered. Other continental geoTLDs have been delegated by ICANN in the past such as the Asian gTLD (.asia) and the European Union's ccTLD (.eu).
- "Endorsement of Dotafrica (.africa) Initiative, August 27, 2009". Retrieved 2012-03-12.
- "The dotafrica Project initiative, August 8, 2008". Retrieved 2012-03-06.
- ICANN Site for New gTLDs
- "Africa's map in the digital inclusion, A common voice for Africa - March 28, 2007". Archived from the original on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
- "The launch of dotafrica East Africa campaign - September 7, 2010". Archived from the original on 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
- "DotAfrica campaign to Brand the Continent- September 10, 2010". Archived from the original on 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
I get the impression those who were editing the site did not want to be investigated for Vandalizing this site as well as DotConnectAfrica and Sophia Bekele?
Mr.X why did you undo the edit removing the entry for the registry? There is no registry: as noted in the text there are two applicants (one for .africa and one .dotafrica, a mistake, seems it was intended as .africa). The registry will be the successful applicant. Given the revert hassle over pages linked to .africa, best if you undo your own edit. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:19, 22 October 2012 (UTC)