|Founded:||June 21, 2004|
| Nii Quaynor|
The DotAfrica Organization Limited (DotAfrica.org) was a group interested in the development of a new .africa TLD. Nii Quaynor launched DotAfrica.org on June 21, 2004 for use by the African Union Commission's DotAfrica Task Force as a community resource. Pierre Ouedraogo serves as the site's contact person. The organization is committed to the development of the Internet within the African continent and has enumerated the following specific missions:
- To sponsor, establish and operate a regional Internet namespace with global recognition and regional significance. The namespace is dedicated to the needs of the Pan-African Internet community.
- To reinvest surpluses in socio-technological advancement initiatives relevant to the Pan-African Internet community.
- To operate a successful not-for-profit initiative that is a technically sound, leading edge TLD registry for the Pan-African Internet community.
The DotAfrica Organization does not intend to apply for the .africa TLD itself; it is simply a technical forum for the discussion of the TLD.
Allegations from DCA
DotAfrica Organization and DotAfrica.org have come under scrutiny from DotConnectAfrica, who claims that the organization is no longer a serious contender for .africa, and that it is a hollow shell that has been abandoned by its founder (Quaynor) for more financially sustainable prospects. DCA also argues that the DotAfrica Organization's proposal supports a Ghanaian-sponsored agenda.
- DotAfrica.org Whois Data
- Interview with Nii Quaynor, 2/9/12
- DotAfrica.org Home
- The Dot Africa Project Website
- Interview with Nii Quaynor, 11/21/11
- Whither DotAfrica amidst Confusion, Promiscuity and many Strange Bed-fellows