[AfrICANN-discuss] WCIT.In Conclusion
ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 13:45:48 SAST 2012
Correction.. The AU/AUC are Political Authorities. Please look at representation at these bodies if u wont mind.
The issue here is that...Why didnt the AUC apply to manage the .africa as it seems to be doing?
Another one: Yes the Guidelines said it all....but what is the role of GAC compared to that of AUC when it comes to Africa regional Internet issues? The best job is through NEPAD..can we let the AUC concentrate on its mandate which is so demanding?
We need to have clear lines here..
From Yassin . Sent from samsung mobile. On O2.
McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Y Mshana2003 <ymshana2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well done to Fadi et al for this.
> One important task is to ensure that ICANN processes are not influenced by
> politics be regional or national at any level.
> The most immediate challenge is that, in Africa Region, there seem to exist
> a very thin line or porous barrier between Business and Politics when it
> comes to the Internet. This is based on the scramble for .africa gTLD. The
> question is still, "why was the AUC brought in while GAC is the link between
> Govts and ICANN?".
As I think I have made clear before, it's "because the guidebook said so":
"An applied-for gTLD string that falls into any of 1 through 4 listed
above is considered to represent a geographic name. In the event of
any doubt, it is in the applicant’s interest to consult with relevant
governments and public authorities and enlist their support or
non-objection prior to submission of the application, in order to
preclude possible objections and pre-address any ambiguities
concerning the string and applicable requirements."
Clearly the AU/AUC are "public authorities", no?
"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel
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