Africa Domain names

Listers,
came across this….

*PRESS RELEASE*
*Af Proxy Services Relaunch – A Boost For (Dotafrica) .Africa Resellers*
*AF Proxy Services Ltd platform to provision .africa domain names and to
participate in growing the African digital economy*
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, July 5, 2018/ — Registrars and/or Resellers (RaRs)
that are not ICANN-accredited but wish to provision dotAfrica (.africa)
domain names can now do so by simply becoming a reseller on the AF Proxy
Domain Name Registration Platform.

African RaRs do not have to undergo the expensive and time-consuming ICANN
accreditation process in order to sell dotAfrica domain names. AF Proxy (
www.Proxy.Net.za) registration services allows non ICANN-accredited
RaR/Resellers to seamlessly integrate with its relaunched AF Proxy Services
Ltd platform to provision .africa domain names and to participate in
growing the African digital economy.

“AF Proxy Services Ltd is itself accredited by ICANN, making its relaunched
proxy platform a true plug-and-play solution for African RaRs wanting a
low-cost retail route without the need for complicated development work,”
said Lucky Masilela, AF Proxy Services Ltd CEO.

This exciting and enabling domain name registration outlet was relaunched
at the Africa DNS Forum organised by AfTLD in Cotonou, Benin, this week.
This is an annual forum attended by leading African domain name industry
stakeholders.

“Our dynamic and intuitive registrar website and reseller-based
administrative portal was developed/designed to improve the reseller
experience,” says Mr. Masilela .

Delegates attending the DNS Forum in Cotonou also noted that the dotAfrica
extension, which is Africa’s new home on the World Wide Web, recently
passed the 16 000 domain name registration milestone. “No doubt, *AF Proxy*
has opened up a whole new reseller market, which is expected to deliver
more excellent results over the coming years following this most recent
upgrade,” says Mr. Masilela .

The benefits of the .africa domain name for brand owners and other .africa
domain name holders include showcasing the brand and its commitment to the
continent. In addition, .africa can help brands to establish a home for
Africa-specific products and services while expanding the brand’s regional
influence. The acquisition of valuable online real-estate in a fast-growing
and high-potential market can also be achieved with a .africa domain name.

Mr Masilela added that the AF Proxy platform will also enable
RaRs/Resellers to provision the ZAdotCity domain names of dotjoburg,
dotcapetown and dotdurban.

Briefly, the *www.AFProxy.africa* <www.AFProxy.africa> domain
registration platform allows a non-ICANN Accredited Registrar to integrate
with its domain management system to provision domain names in the
dotAfrica gTLD and the ZAdotCity domains using the default Proxy Registrar.
“All users of the AF Proxy service become resellers of AF Proxy Registrar
which is a smart solution aimed at boosting new dotAfrica gTLD domain name
registrations,” concludes Mr Masilela.
*Distributed by APO Group on behalf of ZA Central Registry.*

*Media Contact: *
Name: Kgomotso Mosenogi
Title: Head of Corporate Communications
Email: Info@AFProxy.africa / CorporateComms@AFProxy.africa

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