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Sedari Signs On For .AFRICA And .MOSCOW gTLDs

Sedari logoA couple of weeks after signing on to assist the applicants for the .MOSCOW generic Top Level Domain, the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID), Sedari has now announced it is cooperating with South Africa’s UniForum SA as the organisation leading a pan-African effort supported by the African Union to apply for the dotAfrica gTLD.

“This is an important step for organisations and individuals interested in acquiring an African online identity, as dotAfrica will give added visibility and identity to operations in the region,” said UniForum SA director, Neil Dundas explaining the rationale behind the gTLD. “We are pleased to be working with Sedari who is providing professional support for the ICANN application.”

“Sedari is delighted to be working on this inspirational domain name,” said Liz Williams, Sedari’s CEO. “This expansion of names is all about opportunity but also about empowerment: here is an opportunity to engage the continent of Africa and to help empower its people to make the web their own.”

The .MOSCOW agreement was the first city gTLD that Sedari is involved in and is one of a number of Internationalised Domain Name applicants they are advising. The Moscow application is for both .MOSCOW and .MOCKBA (in Cyrillic).

“Implementation of any TLD is a complicated project with many issues to resolve” says Dmitry Burkov, FAITID Board Member, “That’s why we’ve chosen Sedari as our strategic international partner for .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА. Sedari management has the experience and industry knowledge on ICANN that makes us confident the company is familiar with all the procedures of the corporation, in particular related to new TLDs. Together with Sedari we’ll make the project for Moscow top-level domains successful giving Russian users more choice in the domain name space.”