ICANN conference coming to Kenya in March 2010.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was formed 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. ICANN promotes competition and develops policy on the Internetâ€™s unique identifiers.
It has been confirmed this morning that after lengthly meetings last night, ICANN has awarded Kenya the 2010 slot for its Africa conference in March 2010. This is the second time that Kenya has been awarded the event but it lost its 2008 slot due to concerns at the time of the post-election political violence.
The ICANN conference in Kenya is being hosted by the Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC) in conjunction with private and public sector organizations. KeNIC is a Kenyan non-profit organization that is charged with managing and operating the .KE ccTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain). KeNIC is key in facilitating the growth of Kenya’s Internet sub-sect and fosters the uptake of ICT’s in the country through a public private partnership (PPP).