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It is very exciting for us to report that some of 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, press information reaching us from Africa.com-the company responsible for selling the .africa.com domain names, states.

 

“In the first few weeks since we started offering domains, trademark and brand 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 goes on and on,”says Ope Odusan, Managing Director, Africa.com Domains.

 

In addition to trademark and brand owners securing their names on the .africa.com domain, a number of savvy investors have also made their claims to buy what is considered the most valuable internet real estate in the world’s second fastest growing economic region – Africa. Investors have already purchased premium names including business.africa.com, design.africa.com, capital.africa.com, etc.

 

Unlike other heavily restricted African domain extensions, domain names ending .africa.com are available to anyone in the world, and are easily purchased online without the need for offline documentation. This is valuable to small businesses, large businesses, bloggers, and individuals around the world who are doing business in Africa or wish to gain access to the rapidly growing African internet market.

 

In addition, the pricing of .africa.com domain names provides excellent value for money. A domain name on.africa.com is often a fraction of the price of what many African countries charge for their domains, and instead of acquiring the identity of just one African country, owners of .africa.com domains purchase a domain that associates them with all 54 countries on the African continent.

 

“Our customers are very excited about the .africa.com domain, and we expect to be a large seller of these names into the Nigerian and Ghanaian markets,” says Oluniyi Ajao, CEO of Web4Africa, an ICANN Accredited Registrar based in Ghana.

 

The extension’s combination of africa and .com offers the further benefit of global as well as local presence, meaning that unlike any other African domain extensions, websites published on .africa.com will be easily located by both local African and global search engines, ensuring unparalleled exposure and traffic potential for both African websites with a global focus and international companies with an interest in the African market.This is in deed Africa’s greatest asset on the Internet!

 

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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