Bostwana Hosts 7th edition of the Africa Domain Name System Forum

Simply, the internet is a necessity, like power and water, and therefore needs to be treated as such.

Botswana Communication and Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) will host the 7th edition of the Africa Domain Name System Forum (AFDNS) to help the industry grow at a competitive rate and be at par with the world.

The three days annual event will be held in Gaborone Botswana from 22nd to 24th July 2019. It will bring together stakeholders in the Domain Name Industry in Africa, organized by Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD), the African Registrars Association, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

“We expect participation from over 200 participants representing government, private sector, civil society, media and the technical community from the region and globally, interested in investing in the Africa Domain Name industry. Discussions will cover the state of the domain name industry in Africa, opportunities and challenges faced by businesses, entrepreneurs and Internet users across Africa,” says the AfTLD Secretariat in a statement.

Over the years, the AFDNS forum has lived up to its expectations, identifying key national and cross-border issues that continue to challenge the growth of the industry.

The Africa DNS Forum brings together Top-Level Domain registries, registrars, and stakeholders from Africa and around the world to share, learn, interact and discuss ways of how the African Domain Name Space can be improved, by sharing experiences and best practices in the domain name industry at a global level, and of the emerging business opportunities.

The forum is open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to the domain name industry and the business opportunities it can provide, and engage with key players and experts in the field.

Other forums have been held in Durban, South Africa (2013), Abuja, Nigeria (2014), Nairobi, Kenya (2015), Marrakech, Morocco (2016), Dar Es Salam, Tanzania (2017) and Cotonou, Benin (2018).