[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet regulation at national level?
quaynor at ghana.com
Wed Oct 31 10:07:11 SAST 2012
Thanks for this. It shows how we can have different view points, stay on topic and be constructive in discussions
On Oct 31, 2012, at 4:16, Dr Eberhard W Lisse <el at lisse.na> wrote:
> On Oct 31, 2012, at 2:29, Nii Narku Quaynor <quaynor at ghana.com> wrote:
>> Also best practices suggest ccTLDs are better managed in a multi-stakeholder model giving participation to registrants, ISPs, operators, civil society, technical community, government and others.
> This is not true, there are no best prcatices this regard, and whether multi stakeholder models work (better) has not been established. The ones that are "Organized" to allegedly do, all fail, for different reasons.
Ok. The jury is still out on how best ccTLD is "organized" so perhaps we need to distill some principles
- it be managed technically competently serving the LIC/GIC community in a fair and equitable manner
- government has a right to be concerned about public policy objectives, such as stability, availability, accessibility, security etc
- there is a need for open communication between community and the DNS operation in public interest. Some have sought to multi-stakeholder forums for this distinct from DNS operation
Are we getting closer on role of governments and others?
>> Thus ccTLDs are not directly under government regulation and at best fall in a self regulatory regime
> This however I fully agree with.
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