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Dear all,

Who is DotConnectAfrica (DCA)?

DCA is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization, which will sponsor, establish and operate a top level domain (TLD) registry, with global recognition and regional significance, dedicated to the needs of the Pan-African and African community. DCA is inspired to come to fruition to coordinate the implementation of the .Africa (dotAfrica) initiative. At the same time, to address the lack of adequate internet policy in Africa and acknowledgment of the impact of the policy in widening the gaps of the digital divide. DCA seeks to assist in the strategic coordination of government internet policies, establish policy priorities, offer new policy choices, and ensure that the implications of internet policy options are fully considered.

The dotAfrica initiative is a continental domain name that will assist in branding Africas products and services. The .Africa (dotAfrica) domain aspires to embrace Africas dynamism to become a nucleus, intersection and breeding ground for Internet activity and development in the continent.

Why you should support DotConnectAfrica:

1) Early applicants to the .Africa name to ICANN
2) Early endorsements from the continental policy makers
3) Early endorsements from other stakeholders
4) Diaspora Africans who are committed to the continent bringing knowledge & technology transfer
5) Multi-stakeholder governance model Best Practice
6) Non-Profit/ Non-Partisan org; DCA is a TRUST registered in neutral country Mauritius
7) Open/ transparent initiative - over 15 Press Releases since February 2010 disclosing our activities
8) Inclusive cross marketing opportunity for country code top level domain (ccTLDs)
9) Support new African based generic top level domain (gTLDs)
10) DCA will support all International and African languages and IDN registries.
11) Team committed to building generation.africa
12) Team committed to branding Africa in positive light
13) Official Sponsors at ICANN 38 Brussels- The 1st African TLD to sponsor International conference; EAIGF Kampala Uganda; and now AITEC ICT Summit Nairobi.

Accomplishments of DCA

Sponsorship - DCA was one of ICANN event sponsors, the first African TLD to sponsor an ICANN International conference, which allowed it to also promote the work it has done in Africa for the "Africa" TLD to the international community.
Presenting an African common position for ICANN support for new gTLDs - DCA also sponsored a delegation from Africa to shape the policy debate, in support of the community based gTLD initiatives.

Benefits of a dotafrica domain

(a.) Dotafrica will create a unique opportunity for fast-acting organizations to define and acquire their own online namespace.
(b.) DotAfrica will help create an additional space dedicates to the African region for new edification and development opportunities.
(c.) The dotafrica programme will expand choice and create opportunities for innovation and new services.
(d.) DotAfrica working with the ccTLDs will promote trust and use in order to bring financial, economic and social cultural benefits to Africa.

Thank you for your time and attention.

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