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

Calvin Browne calvin at orange-tree.alt.za
Sun Jun 22 00:13:37 SAST 2014

What people are missing in this thread is that it is perfectly possible to put together a valid registrar business with zero capital outlay to ICANN.

All you need is the business acumen and a desire for hard work.


On 20 June 2014 4:34:35 PM GMT+01:00, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com> wrote:
>ICANN should move beyong RHETORIC to Support the Domain Name Industry
>Underserved Regions. This talk has gone on for too long, wuth nil
>Out of approximately 1,000 ICANN accredited domain name registrars
>only 7 are based and operate in Africa.
>1.     Internet Solutions (IS)  based in South Africa.
>2.     Kheweul.com is based in Senegal primarily targeting the
>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
>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> wrote:
>> Thanks for your offer, Nnenna.
>> I agree - all stakeholders need to be considered. This includes
>> with disability - one billion people globally.
>> The domain name industry has a great opportunity to raise awareness
>> support web accessibility (based on established international W3C
>> guidelines) for people with disability. This can be done by ccTLDs as
>> as by registries and registrars when provisioning new domain names.
>> Regards,
>> Gunela
>> Tracy F. Hackshaw @ Google said the following on 20/06/14 02:28 :
>>> Awesome Nnenna!
>>> ICANN needs recognize the specific needs, and respond accordingly,
>>> its stakeholders ... ALL of them ... And not only by Geographic
>>> 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.
>>> ------
>>> Rgds,
>>> Tracy
>>> On Jun 19, 2014 1:36 PM, "Nnenna Nwakanma" <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
>>>     that you think ICANN should be made to understand?
>>>     I will do what is possible to take the message along, to the
>>>     of my ability.
>>>     The ATLAS holds Tuesday.
>>>     Cheers
>>>     Nnenna
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