[AfrICANN-discuss] Comments Regarding Expiration of the JPA with
pdandjinou at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 21:20:48 SAST 2009
It seems to me Esam was speaking for himself; and to my knowledge, the AU
has no plan for safeguarding Africa against the so called'privatization'..
But I suspect the Af* (AfriNIC, AfNOG, AfrISPA, AfISOC, AfTLD, and AFREN)
should be forwarding their collective opinion with regards to the ending of
Board member, Afrinic
On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 6:00 PM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > be conducted via an international tribunal that would replace the courts
> > 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
> > 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
> > against capture key area identified by the PSC."
> > Does the African Union Commission have a plan to ensure that Africans
> > 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).
> "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
> route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel
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