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

Nii Quaynor quaynor at ghana.com
Mon Jun 8 14:54:56 SAST 2009


The Internet Governance in scope of WSIS is much larger than the narrow 
technical coordination as in ICANN. Doc/NTIA have asked for input on a 
specific relationship it has with ICANN in an NOI and I think we should 
respond strictly on that. Presumably we will respond to WSIS and others ask 
us for input.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr Paulos Nyirenda" <paulos at sdnp.org.mw>
To: "Dandjinou Pierre" <pdandjinou at gmail.com>; <africann at afrinic.net>
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:49 AM
Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] flowery - Re: AfrICANN Digest, Vol 28,Issue 3 - 

Considering that Internte Governnace was one very sticky issue that
WSIS could not resolve, this seems very flowery. Regards, Paulos

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

> Dear All,
> Following the responsesto the series of questions , we now need
> toconclude.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 torepresent 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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