[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: AfrICANN Digest, Vol 28, Issue 3

Eric M.K Osiakwan emko at internetresearch.com.gh
Sat Jun 6 12:12:34 SAST 2009


Thanks for putting it all together so well.

Have a good weekend.

Eric here

On 5 Jun 2009, at 22:38, Dandjinou Pierre wrote:

> Dear All,
>  Following the  responses to the series of questions , we now need  
> to conclude. I am therefore proposing the following text for your  
> perusal and review. feel free to amend as English is not my mother  
> tongue; Also, bear in mind we should be sending this to the NTIA by  
> the 7th June.
> Finally, this text which is meant to represent the views of members  
> of this discussion list does not prevent us from sending any  
> individual comments as a response to the NOI..
> Pierre D
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The Africa ICANN Discussion List members provide the following  
> comments in response to the National Telecommunications and  
> Information Administration Notice of Inquiry “Assessment of the  
> Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the  
> Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System [Docket No.  
> 090420688-9689-01].”
> In a view to provide comments which reflect the general views of the  
> Africa region on the termination of the JPA agreement and thereof a  
> final report on the DNS project, members of the Africann list , a  
> discussion list for Africans who are interested in Icann’s matters ,  
> organized an online  brain storming session. The Group is now happy  
> to submit its deliberations to the National Telecommunication Agency  
> (NTIA).
> According to ICANN's mission statement, it coordinates the  
> allocation and assignment of the three sets of unique identifiers  
> for the Internet, which are:  Domain names; Internet protocol  
> addresses and Autonomous system numbers; Protocol port and parameter  
> numbers. After its 11 years of existence, ICANN has served as the  
> testbed for many initiatives that have come to make the Internet an  
> ever growing space for communication and knowledge sharing. The  
> Africa region is particularly marked by the new developments which  
> ICANN has generated in its core business of DNS and IP address  
> management. Thus, the bottom up approach to policy development, the  
> constant search for transparency and accountability constitute the  
> overarching features which ICANN has struggled for since 1998.  
> Indeed, since then, the successive MoUs which have delineated  
> ICANN’s perimeter have provided an outlet for an experiment which  
> spans diverse issues and cross sector relationships.
> In performing its function as the custodian and coordinator of those  
> critical resources that are domain names and IP addresses, ICANN has  
> constantly striven to be open, transparent and accountable. The JPA  
> and the subsequent MoUs have certainly provided the framework for  
> this coordination which has now given its global and international  
> nature to ICANN.  While the Africa region benefitted from the  
> ICANN’s experience in many ways, including the development of the  
> African Internetworking groups and associations and the growing  
> participation to Icann’s policy development processes, Africa would  
> like to recall that Internet being a global goods, its sound and  
> effective coordination should continue to be operated along those  
> criterion and procedures that have given to the Internet its  
> stability and secure operation.
> The ICANN’s experiment has proven to be a success in many ways  
> including capacity development and cross fertilization of ideas and  
> knowledge. Its bylaws and internal mechanisms have ensured over the  
> year more transparency and accountability which portray ICANN as an  
> experiment in global self governance which could be replicated in  
> other institutional formulas. Therefore, termination of the JPA will  
> only reinforce its credibility at the global level. There is always  
> room for improvement and the termination of the JPA and the end of  
> the DNS project will only give ICANN its full dimension and  
> potential as a global and international and multistakeholder  
> institution within its restricted mission of coordinating the  
> critical resources of the Internet. One such room for improvement  
> should be the role to be played by governments in the specific  
> layout of ICANN which guarantee both openness , inclusiveness and  
> freedom within the larger context of the global Internet governance.
> ..
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Eric M.K Osiakwan
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