While also celebrating 20 years of successful management and administration of the .KE, Kenya’s Country Code Top Level Domain, the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC), hosted the Kenya DNS Forum which was an open event for stakeholders in the domain name industry. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Forum under the theme “Cybersecurity” and it was held between the 3rd and 7th of October 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The discussions at the forum were centered around the growth of the DNS Ecosystem and its impact on technological development. The 10th annual forum recognised pioneers in the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry and acknowledged their significant contributions to the industry. The forum hosted three plenary sessions led by key government representatives, ICT stakeholders, as well as global registry representatives. “Legislation & governance in the Internet Ecosystem,” “Building a more resilient and secure ccTLD ecosystem for social and economic development”, and “DNS Security; How to combat cyber security threats,” were the topics addressed.

NiRA keeps abreast of the latest developments and issues in the global domain name ecosystem by engaging with stakeholders from various sectors across Africa and the world. The .ng Registry was represented at the Africa DNS Forum by the Technical Support Assistant, Mr. Francis Alaneme, the Senior Accountant, Mr. Abayomi Adisa, and the Head, Technical Services, Mr. Nonso Udechukwu, who led the team. NiRA is excited to have been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the DNS industry in Africa. The NiRA President, Mr. Muhammad Rudman, in his monthly eNewsletter address, dedicated this award to the NiRA Team and its esteemed Registrars.

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