[AfrICANN-discuss] Kenya bids to host top IT conference

rafik dammak rafik.dammak at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 11:24:13 SAST 2007

Hi everybody,

there are other African countries candidates to host the ICANN meeting?


On 9/1/07, Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com> wrote:
>   * << <http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=1143973832> *
>   [image: The East African Standard | Online Edition]<http://www.eastandard.net/>
>       *  Saturday September 1, 2007 *
>     * Kenya bids to host top IT conference *
> ------------------------------
> *By Alari Alare*
> Kenya has submitted a bid to host the African round of the Internet
> Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) meeting set for November
> next year.
> The bid was submitted by the board of the Kenya Information Centre (Kenic)
> on behalf of the private sector and the Government.
> Speaking during Kenic's annual general meeting on Friday, chairman Anthony
> Mugambi, disclosed that a team comprising Government, private sector and the
> Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) will be constituted to lobby for the bid.
> As a trustee for the dot. ke country-code-top-level-domain, Kenic oversees
> the Kenyan Domain Name space by managing and administering the dot .ke in
> conformity with global Internet policies.
> Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on the
> other hand is responsible for managing and coordinating the global Domain
> Name System (DNS) to ensure each address is unique and that users of the
> Internet could find valid addresses. It does this by overseeing the
> distribution of unique IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and domain names.
> "In an effort to expose Kenya's vibrant ICT community to the rest of the
> world, the
> Kenic Board has submitted a bid to host the African round of the Icann
> meeting in November next year in Nairobi, Kenya", said Mugambi.
> "We are confident of winning the bid to host the event and we shall be
> seeking your support in hosting the event," said Mugambi.
> During the meeting, a new board led by Mugambi was named to steer the
> Centre's activities.
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