Platform: Zoom Meeting with Facebook and Youtube livestream


Theme: Growth of the domain name system in Kenya and beyond


Impact of the Domain Name System on Kenya’s Social & Economic Development

Emerging trends in the Domain Name System Industry.

The Evolution of Kenya's Domain Name System and Beyond

Why Attend?

This is an inaugural event in Kenya that is poised to bring together ICT/DNS experts, government representatives, local and international policy makers, global Registries for country code top-level domain (ccTLDs), domain name registrars and registrants to discuss the growth of the DNS Ecosystem and its impact on technology.

Who Should Attend?

The Domain Name System Forum is an annual open event for stakeholders in the Domain Name Industry. This years’ event will be co-organized by the Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AfTLD), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the Internet Society Kenya (ISOC) and will be hosted by Kenya Network Information Centre.

The Panelists

Mr Michuki Mwangi joined ISOC in April 2008 as Senior Education Manager working with the Education team to promote Internet growth and sustainability in the developing world. As Senior Director for Internet Technology and Development, he leads the Infrastructure and Community Development project at the Internet Society.

Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development, The Internet Society

Mrs Edith Eziukwu Udeagu is the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Secretary to the NiRA Executive Board of Directors and Head of the NiRA secretariat. The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) manages the Registry for the .ng internet domain names and is responsible for maintaining the database of registered names in the .ng country code Top Level Domains (.ng ccTLD) namespace in the public interest of Nigeria and the global Internet communities.
MRS Edith Eziukwu
Executive Secretary, NiRA
Ms Linda Bonyo is the CEO & Founder of the Lawyers Hub. Driven by the need for sustainable and inclusive Tech Policy across the African Continent, Linda founded the Lawyers Hub as a Legal-Tech organisation headquartered in Kenya serving the global south on Digital Policy and Justice Innovation by providing innovative and technology-driven solutions to policy and legal practice.
CEO & Founder, the Lawyers Hub
Mr. Barrack Otieno serves as the General Manager of Africa Top Level Domains Organization, the regional association of Country Code Top Level Domain Registries. He was the founding president of the Internet Society Kenya Chapter, former secretariat of Africa Regional At Large Organization ( the voice of Internet users from the African continent within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and a rustee at the Kenya ICT Action Network.
Chairman board of Trustees, Dot Africa Foundation
Mr. Walubengo holds an MSc in Strategic Business IT (University of Portsmouth) and a BSc in Mathematics (Kenyatta University). He holds several industry certifications including the CDPSE, (Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer) CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate) and the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification. His area of specialization is in ICT Governance, Security, Policy & Strategy.

MR JOHN Walubengo
Mr Giovanni Seppia is the External Relations Manager at EURid since 2007. In this function, he coordinates a 20 people’s team from all over Europe who are in charge of EURid relations with registrars and registrants, communications, marketing, international relations and relations with the European institutions.
MR Giovanni Seppia
External Relations Manager, EURid