As many of you are aware, there have been several new developments on the .AFRICA front over the past several days, indeed the past few hours. Here is an updated status report:
On 3 March 2016 the ICANN Board passed a resolution confirming that the DCA Trust (DCA) application for .AFRICA did not have sufficient government support as required by the Applicant Guidebook. As a result the DCA application has been rendered ineligible for further review or evaluation.
The ICANN Board then authorised the CEO and President to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA to be operated by the ZACR pursuant to the Registry Agreement signed on 24 March 2014.
Information concerning the resolution can be found here.