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Draft Final Report of the 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry Study

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Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - Africa Community Internet Program (ACIP)
08 February 2024

Submission Summary:

The Africa Community Internet Program (ACIP) thanked ICANN for initiating a study on the DNS in Africa to understand the DNS landscape in Africa. ACIP, through the humanitarian technology known as internet backpacks, supports ICANN's mission to connect the next billion and believes the study has identified key issues and challenges that require appropriate interventions.

ACIP is particularly impressed to see the report cover the contrib...


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - (RySG), Registries Stakeholder Group
08 February 2024

Submission Summary:

The 2023 African DNS Study is a rich and detailed resource on Africa’s Digital environment and DNS Industry. The comment does suggest the report to be more focused on the DNS Industry in its analysis and recommendations.


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - RrSG
08 February 2024

Submission Summary:

The RrSG is pleased to provide the attached feedback to the Draft Final Report of the 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry Study, and support ICANN’s initiatives in promote the DNS industry in Africa. 


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - nouar, Belaid
08 February 2024

Submission Summary:

Ce rapport satisfait partiellement les objectifs de l'étude.

L'analyse comparative conduisant au classement des ccTLD en afrique doit être basée sur des données homogènes.

Pour les recommendations, il serait judicieux de prendre en considération l'historiques des actions en cours, programmées ou adoptées pour le développement de l'environnement de l'internet.

il serait mieux d'éviter de se pencher sur des aspects politiques o...


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - NCSG
07 February 2024

Submission Summary:

The 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry Study offers insights into the continent's domain landscape, analyzing its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). However, certain data points require further scrutiny due to potential discrepancies between the study and current realities.


The 3R vs. 2R Model: Determining the ideal model (Registry, Registrar, Registrant vs. Registry, Registrant) hinges on specific context...


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - Nkurunziza, Jean Paul
06 February 2024

Submission Summary:

Just spotted a typo on Page 59, in the Table 5-4: "Operational IXPs in Africa".

The "Côte d'Ivoire Internet Exchange Point" has been given twice.


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - Dare, Ebenezer
05 February 2024

Submission Summary:

I will like to disagree with the pricing for African domain name registration prices as seen in section 7.1 of the document under Key Success Factors- Registries and Registrars.


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - Muite, Benson
02 February 2024

Submission Summary:

The study is a helpful overview of domain name registration in Africa. It provides useful information not available elsewhere and combines it with relevant available information. The overall ranking of countries is very much subject to interpretation though the chosen metrics by themselves are useful.


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - Bange, Brian
01 February 2024

Submission Summary:

Yes, the study identifies strengths and weaknesses in Africa's Domain Name System (DNS) industry ecosystem. Strengths include the growth in local Internet infrastructure, increasing numbers of fully operational Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), and the presence of over 5 million African ccTLD and gTLD domains. Weaknesses are highlighted in challenges such as high Internet access costs, limited local access to broadband, and a lack of digital in...


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - Ezeobele, Francisca
22 January 2024

Submission Summary:


1. Does the study identify and define the strengths and weaknesses in Africa’s Domain Name System (DNS) industry ecosystem?

Yes it does. The weakness were identified using Nigeria and can confirm that the strenght and potentials were also identified. 


2. Does the study develop recommendations to advance the industry and bring it closer to realizing its full potential?

Yes, there were challenges iden...


Draft 2023 African Domain Name System Market Study Report Submission - neto, adam
17 January 2024

Submission Summary:

I believe Africa is an untapped continent. Im not just speaking of the materials, more so the culture.

There is so much potential just waiting to be utilised there, but just being ignored and exploited.

I want to see a thriving ecosystem in Africa, where technology flourishes along side the environment, not destroying it and brainwashing the people.

Africa deserves this and is waiting for change.