In message <[log in to unmask]>, Jeffrey Cochrane writes
> Greetings Afrik-ITes!
> On 29 Jul 00, at 16:21, Patrick O'Beirne contributed this article:
> > > In Nigeria's case, CNUCE, the Italian
> > > firm that runs .ng
CNUCE is a non profit research institute that has been pouring money
into this and some .NG related ventures like you can not believe, such
as dialling for years at tremendous expense and against the obstacle
of the totally FUBARed Nigerian telecomm setup, sponsoring training
courses, taking people in for training an the like.
> A most interesting article, and thanks to Patrick for
> finding it and sending it to us.
I agree, this is a most interesting article.
> One might get the impression from the article that the best solution
> is to turn ccTLDs over immediately to national governments, perhaps
> because non-Africans have absconded with their domains.
What weed are you smoking?
> Is this the common view of Africans?
Besides the fact that I know the CNUCE guys who have been doing a
tremendous job in initially registering the .NG domain on behalf of
those self proclaimed "lions of Africa" they now, again, prove that
the only thing to do is to NOT get the government involved in anything
unless they legislate it thereto.