[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: AfrICANN Digest, Vol 83, Issue 49

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Thu Jan 30 12:13:55 SAST 2014

Excessive pricing and restrictions hinder ccTLD growth

In the Irish market more gTLD domains are registered than ccTLDs for both reasons.

There's no reason why this would be any different anywhere else.

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From: africann-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:africann-bounces at afrinic.net] On Behalf Of Daniel Greenberg - Lexsynergy Limited
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If the local presence requirement is removed it may spark an interest in .KE.

Also the cost price is more than double that of a .com and 7 times more than a co.za registration.

African registries need to step up to the plate and offer competitive pricing to allow registrars to market the TLDs effectively.

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   1. 7 CEOs in 6 years at .KE (Dr Eberhard Lisse)


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Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:17:00 +0200

From: Dr Eberhard Lisse <el at lisse.NA><mailto:el at lisse.NA>

Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] 7 CEOs in 6 years at .KE

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What they are basically saying, is to my mind, that Kenyans can't

manage .KE and they want one of the commercial operators to bail

them out.

Of course commercialization has its benefits (especially for the

beneficial owners), but one asks oneself, whether not perhaps the

regulations or rather the regulator is the problem.


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