By TECHNOLOGY TIMES Reporter
Lagos. July 15, 2013: Africa.com and CentralNic say they have entered a pact to help African businesses get online, faster, cheaper and more efficiently as Internet penetration grows across the continent.
Africa.com claims it is the fastest growing Africa-related website, with about five million page views per month from visitors in over 200 countries throughout the world.
Its focus is to be a vocal advocate of African-led development that showcases news, information and travel about all 54 countries and hopes to play a key role in shaping how the world sees the continent.
On the other hand, CentralNic is a leading company in the global domain name industry, supplying state-of-the-art technology, global distribution, and local registrar solutions to country codes (ccTLDs), generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and Second-Level Domains (SLDs).
Ope Odusan, who was recently appointed as Managing Director of Africa.com Domain Name Services says the alliance will make both companies tap the emerging Internet opportunities across Africa.
“Africa.com spent many months reviewing potential partners, and we concluded that with its combination of excellent technology, innovation, and track record in launching new domains, CentralNic is the world’s best-equipped partner to empower Africa.com, as well as African ccTLDs and African businesses, to take advantage of the huge opportunities that lie ahead,” Odusan says.
Teresa H. Clarke, Chairman, CEO and Executive Editor of Africa.com LLC says the company has key plans to support government and business in deriving benefits from the Internet boom underway across the continent.
“We have a number of ambitious new ventures planned under the Africa.com brand, that will support African Governments and businesses alike in benefiting from the Internet boom that is just beginning to sweep through Africa,” Clarke says.
Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, sees Africa.com as the ideal partner to ensure that its solutions are tailored to the evolving needs of the African client base.
“Like the millions of others who have followed Africa.com’s coverage as they accompanied President Obama on his recent African tour, or who have been inspired by the very contemporary perspective of their video Africa Straight Up, we at CentralNic view Africa.com as a leading voice heralding the future of Africa,” Crawford adds.