Safaricom readies to host Africa domain
SEE ALSO :Public relations firm Gina Din soldAccording to DCA’s Chief Executive Ms Sophia Bekele, the setting-up a world-class registry system infrastructure that is physically located in Africa will be an important task to the unconditional success of the DotAfrica generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) project. “To this end, DCA has reached a landmark agreement with CentralNIC London, to set-up a registry services system in Africa, and has also signed important agreements with Safaricom and Fincom Technologies - for the co-location of mission critical computer hardware and network technical infrastructure that would support the registry functions of DotAfrica gTLD,” said Bekele. “The beneficial access offered by the data centre operations of Safaricom would enable the DCA Registry to provide an Internet registry system that features off-site fail-over and escrow to satisfy high availability requirements of gTLD.” Bob Collymore, Safaricom chief executive, commended DCA’s decision to base the registry system in Kenya. Fincom, will provide computer and network technical support and local facilitation or representation services to DCA. Mr Barry Ryan, a director at DCA and chief executive officer Fintech Group Africa, which owns Fincom, noted that Kenya offers a suitable location as it boasts one of the best ICT, telecommunications and internet connectivity infrastructures in Africa, including the optic fibre links connecting the country to high-speed global networks.
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