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ICANN Publishes Draft Final Report of the 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry Study

21 December 2023

Today, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new Public Comment proceeding.

ICANN is seeking feedback on the draft final report of the 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry study, conducted by PowerSoft Africa and funded by ICANN. The study examines the African Domain Name System landscape; and its outcomes are intended to help inform the Coalition for Digital Africa of future growth opportunities and development in the region.

For more information and to participate in this proceeding, please visit this webpage.

Submissions Opening Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023

Submissions Closing Date: Thursday, 8 February 2024


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.