Thursday, October 6, 2022

Africa Gets Its Own Internet Domain After 25 Years

After 25 years of the creation of the first domain world wide, it was announced that Africa has gotten its own internet domain which is owned by Africa and is named ‘DotAfrica’.This was announced during the 29th ordinary session of the African Union Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to APA reports on Today, a statement said that “DotAfrica will bring the continent together as an internet community under one umbrella and create an opportunity to forge a unique online identity which will associate products, services and or information with the continent and the people of Africa.”The objective of this domain launch is to create a platform by Africans for Africans and the worldwide audience of companies, organisations and individuals interested in, associated with and connected with the African community and markets. The idea of DotAfrica was conceived in the year 2000 when African internet professionals argued that DotAfrica should be handled by Africans for the benefit of the entire continent.Photo Credit: Getty

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