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Registry Africa was created in 2017 to manage the .africa top-level domain. .africa is the new generic Top Level Domain for Africa.


.africa was launched at the African Union Commission[2] in 2017. In 2012 the application process for a new top level domain was launched by ICANN.[3]

The application for .africa was endorsed and supported[4] by the African Union[5] and the official launch[6] took place at the Africa Union Commission Headquarters on 3 July 2017 during the 29th African Union (AU) Summit.[7]

African Regional Support[edit]

.Africa[8] project Africa Regional Support [9] includes African Union Commission (AUC),[10] AfriNIC, AfTLD, ITU, UNECA and Nepad.

.Africa Foundation[edit]


ICT related socio-economic and enterprise development initiatives


  1. ^ "Africa Gets Its Own Web Address with Launch of .africa". BBC. 10 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Launch of dotAfrica | African Union". Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  3. ^ "dotAfrica | .Africa | What is dotAfrica?". Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  4. ^ "COMMUNIQUE - dotAfrica gTLD | African Union". Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  5. ^ "African Union". dotAfrica. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  6. ^ "DotAfrica (.Africa) Roadshow launches at the African Union Headquarters | African Union". Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  7. ^ "DOTAFRICA (.AFRICA) ROADSHOW LAUNCHES AT THE AFRICAN UNION HEADQUARTERS". dotAfrica. 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  8. ^ "About dotAfrica Top Level Domain". dotAfrica. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  9. ^ "African Regional Support". dotAfrica. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  10. ^ "DotAfrica (.Africa) Roadshow launches at the African Union Headquarters | African Union". Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  11. ^ "dotAfrica | .Africa | AFRICAN BENEFICIATION (REINVESTMENT INTO AFRICA)". Retrieved 2019-09-21.

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