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The 10th Africa DNS Forum Will Take Place 5–6 October 2022

26 August 2022

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is pleased to announce that the 10th annual Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum will take place 5–6 October 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme of "Attaining Inclusivity and Diversity in the DNS Ecosystem in Africa."

This year's forum is hosted by KeNIC, the registry operator for the .ke country code top-level domain (ccTLD), which marks its 20th anniversary on 6 October 2022. Moreover, as KeNIC marks this milestone, it will host the national Kenya DNS Forum on 4 October 2022, ahead of the Africa DNS Forum. The hybrid events bring together individuals and organizations interested in the domain industry: ccTLD registries, registrars, resellers, registrants, network operators, Internet service providers, government representatives, financial institutions, civil society, academia, and others. The Africa DNS Forum will feature dynamic discussions on the evolution of the domain name industry in Africa, strengthening collaboration among stakeholders, and evaluating the risks to the industry, among other topics.

The Africa DNS Forum is organized by the Africa Registrar Association (AfRegistrar), the Africa Top-Level Domains Organization (AfTLD), and ICANN.

To register and learn more, visit the Africa DNS Forum website here.

About AfRegistrar

AfRegistrar includes all ICANN-accredited registrars based on the African continent. It also includes all actors that are involved in the DNS in Africa (resellers and incubators). The association represents the common view of registrars to ensure that African people are served based on the international standards of trust and compliance and to ensure that African people are using domain names in a safe, trusted, and secure environment.

About AfTLD

AfTLD is the association of ccTLD registry operators in the Africa region. The main objective of AfTLD is to provide a forum to discuss issues regarding the management of ccTLD registries. The organization then presents their common positions on key issues in the DNS industry at international meetings.


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.