[AfrICANN-discuss] AfriDNS - Internet governance at the local level
b.schombe at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 11:29:11 UTC 2017
While I agree with you, Dr. Eberhard, I think Alan has highlighted a very
This is absolutely correct that you should not compare ccTLDs to ccTLDs,
nor ccTLDs to gTLDs, let alone ccTLDs to gTLDs or gTLDs to gTLDs. Indeed,
they are products that can not have the same values
But what is important is that we need to give more importance to ccTLDs if
we are to build localizable digital citizens, proud to belong to a digital
entity. For me, a country represents a digital entity and therefore a
subsystem in a global system.
Without excluding the choice of a citizen, while respecting the rules of
competition, would it not be wise, in the context of the trust that we must
consolidate in cyberspace, to market on the ccTLD?
It's a personal point of view.
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2017-11-16 11:58 GMT+01:00 Dr Eberhard W Lisse <el at lisse.na>:
> Of course, you confuse cause and effect.
> Never mind that one just can not compare ccTLDs to gTLDs.
> The most important difference between ccTLDs and gTLDs is that the
> former are related to the ISO Code Element associated with the country
> or territory concerned (which are often very small markets) whereas the
> latter are global.
> And, you can not compare ccTLD to ccTLD because every one is different
> and everyone operates under a different framework and model.
> You can not even compare gTLD to gTLD. As an example .AFRICA is most
> certainly different from .COM :-)-O
> That said, while I personally firmly believe that competition is good,
> of course I would love to have annual revenue of 86 Million ZAR.
> On 16/11/2017 11:51, Alan Levin wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've been studying African cctld for many years.
> > The cost of registering an African cctld in Uganda / Nigeria / Ghana
> > / Botswana / Angola, etc appears to remain totally out of kilter with
> > the global market rates. To buy a .ke for a local is around USD6, but
> > for a foreigner it's >USD17 and they appear to be one of the cheapest.
> > In South Africa a domain goes for less than USD5, and they
> > are available globally at the same price. We have over 1.2m
> > registrations... significantly more than any other African cctld...
> > How can I encourage our clients to buy African cctlds when there is so
> > much more to chose from nowadays?
> > Sincerely
> > Alan
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