Rwanda is the only country in the world that does not manage its own top-level domain

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Yeah, Rwanda a country determined to become the regional ICT hub by 2020, is the only country in the world that does not  manage its own top-level domain.  Rwanda’s country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) name (.rw) is  managed by an individual from another country.

So Rwanda’s ccTLD was registered and reserved by Frédéric Grégoire from Europe,  under his Switzerland-based company, NIC Congo. That was almost at the beginning of dot com time in 995, and the so called www was not known to many African countries. Somehow ICCAN allowed him back then to register it based on the policy of first come first served.

Anyway Rwanda is now in a mission to get .rw back. read more here

 

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Kennedy Kachwanya
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