[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: kenya amendment act and KENIC

Vika Mpisane vika at zadna.org.za
Mon May 11 14:51:51 SAST 2009

Hi Alice,

I understand the registrar liberalization part, which makes sense, but I
don't understand why the role of licensing registrars for 2nd level domains
should not be performed by the ccTLD manager, in this case, Kenic.

And just so that I have a clear understanding: is the amendment act only
limited to licensing registrars, not registries? I mean, is there a
guarantee that Kenic will continue to operate the .ke 2nd level domains
without being required to obtain a license from CCK?


Vika Mpisane
.za Domain Name Authority
Tel: +27 11 275 0082
Fax:+27 11 234 5022

-----Original Message-----
From: africann-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:africann-bounces at afrinic.net] On
Behalf Of alice munyua
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 1:05 PM
To: africann at afrinic.net
Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] Re: kenya amendment act and KENIC

There seems to be some  misunderstanding  about what the kenya communication
amendment act 2009 (KCA 2009) and what it proposes to introduce, which is
basically the era of convergence.  

It is the introduction of liberalisation at 
the sub domain level by creating a
competitive registrar model. KENIC remains the ccTLD manager of the whole
dot KE namespace and   
registry operator. What the KCA ammendment requires is  if a registered
company wants to manage/sell the second level, i.e. .co.ke, sc.ke etc. they
would need to get a  license from CCK to become an registarar. 
This is encouraging competition at the sub domain level and from my
interpretation that is progress..there has been a discussion on some lists
that the government takes on a larger than life oversight role, this is not
correct and please note that the regulatory authority CCK has always been a
major stakeholder in KENIC

(Views expressed are personal and not a reflection of any
organisation/institution - am affiliated with)
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