[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: [bestbits] Your key ICANN issues as a user

Badru Ntege badru.ntege at nftconsult.com
Fri Jun 20 21:52:24 SAST 2014


Do you not think its a market based issue. If businesses in the region see the earning potential they would be investing.  Should we always be asking uncle SAm to pick us up all the time or should we stand tall and claim our place.

Why are we always expecting and asking for special treatment. We leave on one of the most endowed continents.

We need to hAve a paradigm shift on the continent see the potential of uniting creating partnerships among ourselves to counter the assumed high entry barriers.

I for one don't one to get favours as the poor disadvantaged cousin.  We have the ability if only we see it among ourselves.

Our focus should be encouraging more entities on the continent to make the investment. The internet is equally for everyone.

My rant for the week


Badru Ntege
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On 20 Jun 2014, at 18:39, "Mwendwa Kivuva" <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com<mailto:Kivuva at transworldafrica.com>> wrote:

ICANN should move beyong RHETORIC to Support the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions. This talk has gone on for too long, wuth nil results.
Out of approximately 1,000 ICANN accredited domain name registrars exist, only 7 are based and operate in Africa.
1.     Internet Solutions (IS)  based in South Africa.
2.     Kheweul.com<http://Kheweul.com> is based in Senegal primarily targeting the francophone region in Africa.
3.     AfriRegister based in Burundi
4.     Ghana dot com a parent of the first internet service provider of Ghana NCS. Seems to operate primarily in Ghana.
5.     Genious Communications is based in Morocco
6.     Diamatrix also based in South
7.     Web4Africa based in Ghana

The barriers to entry as ICANN accredited registrar are beyond the reach of many startups, forcing capital flight from the continent because end users are forced to seek DNS services from without the continent.

Warm Regards

Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

"There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime." - Maxwell Anderson

On 20 June 2014 17:14, Gunela Astbrink <g.astbrink at gsa.com.au<mailto:g.astbrink at gsa.com.au>> wrote:
Thanks for your offer, Nnenna.

I agree - all stakeholders need to be considered. This includes people with disability - one billion people globally.

The domain name industry has a great opportunity to raise awareness and support web accessibility (based on established international W3C guidelines) for people with disability. This can be done by ccTLDs as well as by registries and registrars when provisioning new domain names.


Tracy F. Hackshaw @ Google said the following on 20/06/14 02:28 :
Awesome Nnenna!

ICANN needs recognize the specific needs, and respond accordingly, of
its stakeholders ... ALL of them ... And not only by Geographic location
or by "Professional" affiliation.

As an example ... The unique needs of and challenges faced by Small
Island Developing States (2014 is the UN International Year of Small
Island Developing States), Landlocked and Least Developed Countries
requires specific attention and best fit solutions.

One solution cannot fit all.

Thanks for any help you can provide to get this message out.



On Jun 19, 2014 1:36 PM, "Nnenna Nwakanma" <nnenna75 at gmail.com<mailto:nnenna75 at gmail.com>
<mailto:nnenna75 at gmail.com<mailto:nnenna75 at gmail.com>>> wrote:

    Hi there

    ICANN is holding its second At-Large Summit  (ATLAS) next week,
    during ICANN 50 in London.

    I will be doing a brief keynote speech "as a user".

    Just checking with you, from where you are, what are your key issues
    that you think ICANN should be made to understand?

    I will do what is possible to take the message along, to the measure
    of my ability.

    The ATLAS holds Tuesday.



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