TLD or Top Level Domain is the last section of an internet domain name, located after the last dot. Examples: .com .coffee or the new .africa

The number of websites created by and hosted in Africa still lacks behind other regions of the world. While internet penetration keeps reaching new heights every day, we often see things from a content consumer’s perspective and not really from a content creator’s point of view.

The following data indicates that Africa is not registering as many websites as it should, the numbers are pretty insignificant compared to the rest of the world.

However, they keep rising every year.

Lets dive into the numbers and try to understand African hosting and website.

This article is based on the 2016 African Domain Name System Market Study conducted by ICANN and published on the 6th of June 2017.

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Afryk is a digital design, media and hosting company, with a suite of "Software As A Service" products targeting Africa and its diaspora. We design sustainable products made in Africa for Africa.

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