[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
> Yes.
>> 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.
> Regards,
> -sm 
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