Last Friday the African Union announced that .africa domain names are being launched with Africans who desire to register websites under the new domain name having to put in an application in the coming months.

“With .africa, I would say Africa has finally got its digital identity,” said AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

While it can cost anything from $250 to launch a website, Lucky Masilela, CEO of ZA Central Registry, the South Africa-based company that will administer .africa domain names said the new addresses will be available at a cut-price rate of just $18 to anyone on the continent.

“.africa is going to be a market disruptor and will assist in lowering the cost of domain names,” Masilela said.

Source: PUNCH