.i.ng domains now available

.ng domains

The .ng domain registry has now made .i.ng domains available. They are meant to service interests in present-continuous English language terms and perhaps URL shortners. Examples of such terms would be domaining, singing etc. While it is possible to register such words directly under .ng, those come at a bit of a premium (varying wildly […]

How to secure your Dropbox account

Dropbox security

There is no perfection in the world of technology. Heck, there’s no perfection in life. Thus, one is constrained to mastering the delicate balance between convenience and security. Dropbox is a very convenient file hosting/sharing/back-up service that is used by millions worldwide. Dropbox has been in the news lately, with allegations that user login details […]

TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year


15/09/2014, London, Nairobi – Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) today announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to global mobile communications leader Blackberry, in TLcom’s second profitable exit in Africa this year. The sale sees TLcom achieve a cash on cash return in excess of two times its initial […]

PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

Paypal Nigeria

PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party. Credit/Debit cards from these countries were not allowed on the payment gateway either. Nigeria being the largest e-commerce market in Africa is most […]

Amazon.com is on Fire!

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon.com is on Fire, literally and figuratively. The trend has been to consume TV shows, blockbuster movies and music – over the internet – where access to decent broadband and a HDTV is not a problem. After all, who wants to rely on the good-old TV stations’ schedule to enjoy their favourite movie/show or go […]

Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014

.xyz domain name registration with Web4Africa

New Partnership to Bring .xyz to Africa and the Rest of the World Web4Africa, an industry-leading web and e-commerce service provider in Africa, has partnered with XYZ.COM LLC and its Founder, Daniel Negari, to be the first registrar in Africa to carry the .xyz domain extension, scheduled to launch in 2014. As a new low […]

OpenView HD comes to South Africa

OpenView HD

Platco Digital, a sister-company to the wildly popular etv, will begin broadcast of a free satellite TV service tomorrow 15th October 2013. The new service, essentially a bundle of free channels is known as OpenView HD. OpenView HD will be starting with the following 16 TV channels: Entertainment: SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3, e.TV, […]

World’s Largest Brands Flocking to acquire .africa.com domain names

Register .africa.com domains

The world’s largest and most high profile brands have been among the first to acquire domain names ending with the new extension .africa.com. “In the first few weeks since we started offering domains, trademarks owners have quickly picked up their domains including twitter.africa.com, starbucks.africa.com, ibm.africa.com, evian.africa.com, standardbank.africa.com, lego.africa.com, marksandspencer.africa.com, emirates.africa.com, philips.africa.com, miele.africa.com, and the list […]

ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars in Africa

ICANN Accredited Registrar

Domain Name Registrars that have been accredited by ICANN for the registration, transfer and renewal of domain names, are at the very top of the Domain Name system supply chain. Due to the very strict business and technical requirements surrounding ICANN accreditation, only about 1,000 accredited domain name registrars service the whole world today. Out […]