[AfrICANN-discuss] Who controls the internet?

Calvin Browne calvin at orange-tree.alt.za
Tue Oct 23 10:56:00 SAST 2012

On 18/10/2012 23:36, 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.
I'm curious as to the source of this above fact?


>   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.
> 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.
> Its something us industrial players should pursue.
> On 18/10/2012, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:
>> The image at
>> http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/8/2/1343919312614/Internet-map-008.jpg
>> could be used as input to answer the question in the subject
>> line.  Africa is a quarter the size of South America in terms of
>> addressability.  The most visible ccTLD in Africa is .za which is
>> 0.3% of the web.  The total international bandwidth for Africa is 1
>> Tbps.  It was mentioned that Africa has less international bandwidth
>> than Austria.
>> In other news a well-known search engine has threatened to exclude
>> some sites in a country from search results if the country goes ahead
>> with plans to make search engines pay for content.
>> Regards,
>> -sm
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