[AfrICANN-discuss] Management of African ccTLDs: Panne du .td?

Adamou Nacer adamou.nacer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 17:41:10 SAST 2012

Hi Mark,
here is a brief description of the present situation of the .td ccTLD:
- two of the primary dns servers are hosted in N'Djamena, while some are 
hosted by afnic and AfriNIC (via the anycast project)
- there was a need to changed the information in the IANA database as 
the nameservers registered there was not longer those really used. 
AfriNIC asked the DNS contact at Sotel to do that, but I am not sure he 
did it.
- the .td ccTLD is not a specific entity on its own: Sotel (national 
telco) is in charge of the technical management of the nameservers and 
OTRT (telecommunication regulator) acts as the sponsor organization. No 
staff, no specific organisation, no procedure, no policy framework 
built, no interaction with the local Internet community, etc. Even the 
importance of the DNS system is not understood by those in charge of 
their management.

The whole ccTLD is to be built.

I transfered Mark's email to the only contact I have in Sotel and with 
the help of some friend, I can also try to meet the managing director of 
O.T.R.T and Sotel on this subject if necessary.


Le 17/09/2012 15:30, Mark Elkins a écrit :
> (My google translation may not be perfect)
> Chad was briefly spoken about at the AfTLD meeting in Livingstone.
> No one present really knew who was responsible for Chad - or perhaps
> rather how to contact them.
> There are quite a few people on the continent who are willing to help.
> I've personally seen no cry for help yet though.
> This report really does not make Internet in Africa look very good.
> How can we (the African community) help?
> On Mon, 2012-09-17 at 14:59 +0100, Adamou Nacer wrote:
>> Bonjour Victor,
>> Le 17/09/2012 12:55, Victor Ndonnang a écrit :
>>> Chers Collègues,
>>> L'article ci-dessous article sur la panne et la négligence dans la gestion
>>> du ccTLD .td (Tchad) devrait alimenter les réflexions du Groupe de travail
>>> sur la stratégie ICANN pour l'Afrique concernant une gestion pérenne et
>>> sérieuse des ccTLDs Africains.
>>> http://tchadinfos.com/tchad/tchad-aucun-site-nom-de-domaine-td-ne-fonctionne
>>> /11098/
>>> Y'a-t-il un collègue Tchadien sur la liste pour nous apporter des
>>> clarifications?
>>> Cordialement,
>>> Victor Ndonnang.
>> Effectivement, c'est pas la première fois que ce problème apparaît. Le
>> responsable de la gestion des dns primaires est informé depuis la
>> dernière formation IPv6 du risque de problème sur le .td. En fait, le
>> problème est à deux niveaux:
>> - d'abord au niveau de la gestion des serveurs: compétences,
>> organisation, responsabilités, professionnalisme, etc
>> - ensuite, il y a une opération de modification de serveur dns qui à ma
>> connaissance n'a pas été effectué correctement.
>> Je vais les relancer là dessus, mais rien de dit que je serai écouté.
>> Je prévois d'organiser une formation sur le DNS/DNSSEC d'ici la fin du
>> mois, à condition que cela intéresse quelqu'un.
>> C'est vraiment dommage.
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