5 Jul Interview: ZACR CEO Lucky Masilela on .africa

Thank you for listening to the TechCentral podcast. In this episode, Duncan McLeod chats to ZA Central Registry CEO Lucky Masilela about the .africa geographic top-level domain. Masilela talks about the complex, years-long process involved in launching the gTLD, including the legal battle with rival DotConnectAfrica in the US and the challenges of creating a continent-wide domain - including securing buy-in from governments across Africa. Listen to the podcast to find out how the "sunrise" phase of the launch went, what's happening now that the "landrush" phase has begun (this week), and what you can do to secure the domains you want - and how much it'll cost you. It's a fascinating discussion and insight into how domain-name management works in South Africa and Africa more broadly. Don't miss it.
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