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

Jean Robert Hountomey - AfricaCERT hrobert at africacert.org
Mon Sep 17 19:54:32 SAST 2012

I  reached the guy today. I am forwarding his request to AfriNIC.
Jean Robert

> 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.
> Regards
> 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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