[AfrICANN-discuss] Kenya bids to host top IT conference
vika at zadna.org.za
Sat Sep 1 18:45:49 SAST 2007
Hi Michael & Africanners,
I'm personally not aware of other African bids, but if Egypt, Senegal &
Uganda have put in bids or are planning to do so, then it means you will all
be in for serious lobbying & we as by-standers will have to choose between
our good friends (and needless to say we may have to loose some
I suggest that as bidders, Kenya should try & find a way of lobbying the
other African bidders. It would really give Africa a unified image if we
were to have only one bid. I do think that with effective diplomacy and
persuasion, some bidders may be willing to withdraw their bids and make it
possible to have one or at least only 2 bids.
Having said that, I wish Kenic & the other bidders (if any) all the best...
.za Domain Name Authority
Johannesburg, South Africa
From: africann-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:africann-bounces at afrinic.net] On
Behalf Of Katundu , Michael
Sent: 01 September 2007 13:48
To: africann at afrinic.net
Cc: MUGAMBI KINOTI
Subject: RE: [AfrICANN-discuss] Kenya bids to host top IT conference
I hope this finds you fine. As you may be aware, Kenya, through the KENYA
NETWORK INFORMATION CENTER (.ke CCTLD), has formally submitted a bid to host
ICANN in November next year.
I'm therefore appealing to you all to support the Kenyan bid. Moreover, I
kindly appeal to those other African countries which may have submitted or
intend to submit a similar bid, to please withdraw their bids and support
Kenya this time around, and Kenya promises to in return support their bids
Thank you in advance.
KENIC FOUNDER, KENIC BOARD MEMBER &
KENYA GAC of ICANN REPRESENTATIVE
From: "alice" <alice at apc.org>
To: "africann at afrinic.net" <africann at afrinic.net>
Sent: 01/09/07 12:50
Subject: Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] Kenya bids to host top IT conference
Hi rafik and all
I understand that Egypt, Senegal and Uganda are also bidding. Perhaps
Anne Rachel could give us more information. Egypt, South Africa and
Ghana have previously hosted ICANN meetings.
As a member of the KENIC board, I wish to request support from the ICANN
African community to support Kenya's bid to host the ICANN meeting in
> Hi everybody,
> there are other African countries candidates to host the ICANN meeting?
> On 9/1/07, *Anne-Rachel Inné* < annerachel at gmail.com
> <mailto:annerachel at gmail.com>> wrote:
> * <<
> <http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=1143973832> *
> The East African Standard | Online Edition
> * 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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