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

alice munyua alice at apc.org
Mon May 11 18:39:32 SAST 2009

Its about consumer protection, legitimate  companies operating in that area, encouraging new entrepreneurs etc 

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On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 11:05 +0000, alice munyua wrote:
> 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
> Best
> Alice


Thanks for the clarification - there is always lots of ambiguity when it
comes to interpreting legislation and the effects thereof.

I'm curious - how does placing a barrier to entry (the requirement to
get a licence) encourage competition?



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