[AfrICANN-discuss] Ombudsman asks DCA to simmer down after .africa conflict of interest complaint

Nigel Roberts nigel at channelisles.net
Fri Dec 21 16:11:03 SAST 2012

Uniforum is not a trust.

Its corporate ownership is a matter of public record under the law of 
the Republic of South Africa and can be looked up on the public record.

Trusts are not "in the public domain". In fact in my jurisdiction, 
trusts are marketed precisely because of their secrecy.

So, please, the following questions arise, in line with ICANN 
Transparency Principles ..

Who are the trustees?
What is the proper law of the trust?
Who are the beneficial owners?

These questions must be answered, and in public, as otherwise DCA Trust 
will autotmatically fail in its bid due to ICANN's requirements to do 
due diligence on crime, terrorism and moneylaundering.

On 21/12/12 14:03, Dr Yassin Mshana wrote:
> Hi Calvin. It seems that you want to gossip..? in that case may I ask
> you, "Who is the beneficiary of Uniforum and who applied for .africa?
> In addition who is the 'community' you refer to who want to know about
> the beneficiaries of DCA Trust which is not-for-profit?  Is or when did
> the DCA Trust get out of the 'community' or maybe it is only individual
> perceptions....maybe?
> That is the kind of small talk I do not wish to engage in often since
> there information is in public domain and I would not like to put my own
> words in explaining.
> Seasons Greetings
> Yassin
> On 21 December 2012 05:11, Calvin Browne <calvin at orange-tree.alt.za
> <mailto:calvin at orange-tree.alt.za>> wrote:
>     On 21/12/2012 00:27, Dr Yassin Mshana wrote:
>         <SNIP>
>         The DCA Trust is not only for .africa gTLD Application as it
>         seems to be deemed -  there have been other  undertakings by DCA
>         that are being overlooked.
>         <SNIP>
>     Please share the trust deeds with the community so that the
>     community can see exactly who the beneficiaries of the trust are.
>     Sincerely
>     --Calvin Browne
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