AFTLD Participated in the Ghana DNS Forum organized by the Ghana Domain Name Registry.
The Domain Name System (DNS) Forum brought together experts and interested parties to discuss the latest developments in the global domain marketplace and ways to strengthen the DNS industry in Ghana.
The event sought to bring together ICT/DNS experts, economic actors, government representatives, local and international policymakers, registries of country code top-level domain (ccTLDs), domain name registrars, and registrants to discuss the growth of the DNS ecosystem and its impact on emerging technologies.
Other topics of interest that were discussed include intellectual property, Internet Protocol (IP), local online content, and DNS infrastructure.
The forum offers opportunities to learn about new developments in DNS-related standards and technologies, how to better understand ICANN’s role in shaping the future of the Internet and discover how you can be a part of it.
Ghana Domain Name Registry works in conformity with global best practice and will work with the Local Internet Business community to sell .gh domain names to end-users. Registrations can only be done through GDNR accredited Registrars. These Registrars helps to facilitate the registration, transfer, renewal, and modification of registration data for customers that apply for .gh domain names. The Registrars are allowed to appoint re-sellers for their operations.
The .gh Registry is managed by NCS (now GDC) since 1996 and it’s going through a relegation process to GDNR (Ghana Domain Name Registry). GDNR is a not-for-profit company that manages and regulates the .gh namespace. GDNR will adopt the 3-R model (Registry/Registrar/Registrant model) in the operation and management of the .gh ccTLD. The implication of this is that GDNR does not handle the registration of domain names directly. Registrations can only be done through GDNR accredited Registrars. These Registrars are certified by GDNR to facilitate the registration, transfer, renewal, and modification of registration data for customers that apply for .gh domain names. The Registrars are allowed to appoint re-sellers for their operations.