[AfrICANN-discuss] Comments Regarding Expiration of the
JPA with the ICANN
sm at resistor.net
Mon Jun 1 18:16:46 SAST 2009
At 07:08 29-05-2009, Abulkhirat Esam wrote a PDF file.
I was astonished to see a statement from the African Union Commission
saying that Africa is not ready yet. Does the reference to ICANN
privatization and liberalization refer to the call by an European
Commissioner for ICANN to operate transparently and with
accountability so that judicial review could be conducted via an
international tribunal that would replace the courts in California as
far as who has jurisdiction over the organization?
"Africans shouldn't find themselves in a situation where ICANN is fully
liberalized or privatized, without a proper planning that will ensure
equal and balance participation of all countries and ensure that those
plans do not undermine the stable and effective oversight of the internet
DNS system. Otherwise this will only lead to inventing a new domination
system by the developed countries over ICANN, disguised by the name of
international management structure of ICANN even with safeguarding ICANN
against capture key area identified by the PSC."
Does the African Union Commission have a plan to ensure that Africans
should not find themselves in that situation?
According to the Vice President of Corporate Affairs, ICANN (
the organization is already private and private sector led.
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