[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet regulation at national level?

Dr Paulos Nyirenda paulos at sdnp.org.mw
Wed Oct 31 13:40:28 SAST 2012

The issue of ccTLD best practice has been very central to the development and 
establishment of the ccNSO, see the ICANN Bylaws, Article IX (1). This issue was and is 
counterbalanced with the issue of sovereignity for ccTLDs which leads to why such 
developed "best practices" are (always) treated as "voluntary" even in the ICANN bylaws 
under he ccNSO.

So while El's argument may be right based on the choice that .na ccTLD and Namibia choose 
on such voluntary basis, his generalisation that best practices do not exist does not 
apply for other sovereign ccTLDs who may voluntarily choose a different perspective.

Many documents have been written on ccTLD best practices with specialisations to policy, 
registries, principles etc. So, "Google" is not necessarily a dirty word if someone (new) 
is looking for such things.


Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD

On 31 Oct 2012 at 10:54, Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote:

> You are not a ccTLD manager, obviously, which explains your
> ignorance (though not justifies it), but you should rather not impose
> your lack of a clue, shocking as it is, on people who have.
> It does however point to a deeper issue, every Tom, Dick, and Adamou
> thinks Google is their girl friend.
> el
> on 2012-10-31 10:11 Adamou Nacer said the following:
> > Le 31/10/2012 05:16, Dr Eberhard W Lisse a écrit :
> >>> [...]
> >>> >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.
> >>
> >>
> > I don't agree with you El.  A simple google search on the topic
> > "cctld best practices" will provide you with many interesting
> > links for presentations and documents from different organizations
> > in the Internet ecosystems (wwtld, aftld, itu, iana, etc).  We can
> > also learn from other domains.  For example, it is established
> > that software developped from open contributions and well
> > organized open communities (bottom-up approach) are of better
> > quality.  As software are considered a "common" (like Internet
> > resources), we can transpose the same conclusion to Internet
> > resources management and especially ccTLD. You can read [1, 2] on
> > this.
> > 
> > [1]
> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/
> > [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cathedral_and_the_Bazaar
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