[AfrICANN-discuss] ITU to control Internet?

Adamou Nacer adamou.nacer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 09:32:50 SAST 2012

Thx for your answers!

Le 09/08/2012 13:10, SM a écrit :
> Hi Adamou,
> At 01:49 09-08-2012, Adamou Nacer wrote:
>> The US president signed an executive order on July 6 that autorizes 
>> him to take control off all national medias, including Internet. I 
>> didn't read the executive order myself, but my source (see [2] in 
>> french) give some ideas on what can be operationnally an "Internet 
>> control":
>> - control of ISP and content providers like google or facebook to 
>> name a few,
>> - control of root servers (as far as I know, 3/4 of root servers are 
>> hosted in US) and the master root server.
> Thanks for the explanation.
>> It means to push for "ITU to take Internet governance away from the 
>> Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and other 
>> organizations" and to change "International Telecommunication 
>> Regulations" to regulate Internet instead of its "open, 
>> consensus-based, multistakeholder model for standards setting and 
>> Internet policy development" [3].
> The press release from ISOC mentions that:
>  "The Board noted that the success of the Internet has been driven by 
> open,
>   consensus-based standards processes embodied in organizations such 
> as the
>   Internet Engineering Task Force"
> There is no mention of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and 
> Numbers in it.  The only reference to names and numbers would be 
> "Adversely impact Internet naming, numbering, and addressing". The 
> press release does not provide any further details.
>> I don't agree with these new proposals. But Internet is US-centric 
>> and I feel this is an issue of the same nature to what is propoed. So 
>> I asked two questions:
>> - is there an African common position on this discussion?
> The countries from Africa which have sent comments about the ITRs are 
> Egypt and Ivory Coast.  There has been some open discussion about the 
> proposed changes in the European region.  I haven't seen any comments 
> about an African common position.
> Regards,
> -sm

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