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

Jean Robert Hountomey jrhountomey at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 20:08:30 SAST 2012

 From what I heard there is a need for help with a lot of things going 
on, New IP Blocs,
IANA database update etc...

Anyway I forward his issues to AfriNIC hoping that they can help and I 
told him that the whole African community is there to help.

Jean Robert.

> 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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