[AfrICANN-discuss] Who controls the internet?
Dr Eberhard W Lisse
el at lisse.na
Fri Oct 19 02:01:33 SAST 2012
What difference does any of this make?
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Dr. Eberhard W. Lisse
On Oct 18, 2012, at 19:20, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:
> Hi Kivuva,
> At 14:36 18-10-2012, Kivuva wrote:
>> SM, its obvious we need to pull up our socks, although those
>> statistics are a bit biased. I know for a fact that there are more
>> gTLDs registered by Africans for Africa than there are ccTLD. If
>> current and future generations start registering domaisn from their
>> respective country registries, we will see a shift from those
>> statistics. The same with addressability, most of Africa's content is
>> hosted abroad for reasons that have been discussed in other threads.
> Most of these country registries charge more than gTLDs. That doesn't encourage people to register such domains. Addressability is less about than content. I would use it as a way to assess network size and, indirectly, connectivity.
>> Maybe it's time we started consuming our own dog food. In Germany for
>> example, there ccTLD is the second largest in the world after .com.
> The are currently over 15 million domains registered under .de. DENIC runs its business as a not-for-profit company, for the use and benefit of the whole German Internet Community. Last year it earned around EUR 14,145,000. It costs less than USD 10 to register a .de domain.
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