[AfrICANN-discuss] Comments Regarding Expiration of the JPA with the ICANN

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 20:00:29 SAST 2009


On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 7:16 PM, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:
> 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.

I was as well, perhaps he speaks only for himself?  That's what I
reckoned anyway.

  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?

probably not, it's all to do with the end of the current Joint project
Agreement between the US and ICANN, ending in September, and what
comes after that.

>  "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 (
> http://www.icann.org/presentations/levins-to-tpi-08may09-en.pdf ), the
> organization is already private and private sector led.

private as in private, non profit (NGO).


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