US court denies motion asking ICANN to put the delegation of .africa on hold

A court in Los Angeles, USA denied a motion for a preliminary injunction preventing ICANN from delegating .africa to ZACR. In 2016, DCA, a competing applicant for .africa, filed a case against ICANN’s decision to have .africa delegated to ZACR, arguing that it had been treated unfairly by ICANN, which had broken the terms of the new gTLD Applicant Guidebook. While the case is still pending a trial in court, the denial of the preliminary injunction could mean that ICANN may proceed with delegating .africa before the case is settled.