The Domain Name System Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC) is the
in Africa and the Middle East founded to foster the domain name
industry ecosystem and act as a repository for the domain name system
in the region.
DNS-EC was announced as a joint project between the Internet
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) & the National Telecommunication
Authority of Egypt (NTRA) in June 2014. ICANN, through partnership
in the field, provides training workshops, material and mentoring
NTRA incubates DNS-EC for the first three years, including the
hiring of a small team.
We aim to contribute to the evolution of the domain name sector
in Africa and
the Middle East, building upon the experiences and lessons of the
of registrars, and new gTLD registries. DNS-EC will become the
hub and incubator
of the next generation of DNS entrepreneurs.
ICANN-55 Presentation about DNS-EC By Hadia El-Miniawi "Director
To become a trusted body that works to grow the domain name industry in
Africa and the Middle East
To foster the evolution of a robust and healthy domain name marketplace in Africa
and the Middle East, through understanding and addressing the local needs of
the region and providing an entrepreneurial platform, for business development,
collaboration and knowledge exchange