Randy Bush wrote:
> afrinic is about ip addresses, most definitely NOT about the domain name
> cesspool. please deal with this elsewhere. thanks.
Although I can understand Randy could make harsh comments here, I
strongly believe that these issues do need to be dealt with in the best
possible way. I don't necessarily believe that solutions will be found
immediately but where they need to be, they should be addressed. As I
mentioned at the first Afridns meeting in Cape Town - I am volounteering
and willing to assist in any way possible to resolve these problems.
Having been recognised by ICANN I feel more empowered and strongly
committed to working on this and reiterate here.
In support of Randys comment this discussion should be moved to the
Afican DNS discussion list - [log in to unmask] - and the reason that I
have mentioned all the above here is so that this list knows that there
is that list for these issues!
Randy, could you possibly send us on that list some of the reasons you
used the word 'cesspool = A filthy, disgusting, or morally corrupt
place (guru.com)'. Your experience with this stuff is so important for
the rest of us.
> *** Forwarded message ***
> >From: "Afternic" <[log in to unmask]>
> >Subject: THE URLY INDICATOR FOR JULY.28.00
> >Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 08:52:55 -0400
> > THE CCTLD BLUES .................................................
> > Disputes between national governments and the offshore
> > corporations that administer their TLDs threaten the continuity of
> > Nigeria's .ng and Malawi's .mw domains. In Nigeria's case, CNUCE,
> > the Italian firm that runs .ng, is threatening to pull the plug on
> > the country's domain by the end of August. The Pisa-based company
> > was appointed overseer of Nigeria's domain in 1995 because the
> > country's infrastructure hadn't developed sufficiently to locate
> > its administrator in Nigeria. Now that CNUCE is refusing to
> > continue its administration, the Nigerian government believes a
> > local ISP may be capable of taking over. But unless arrangements
> > can be made within the next month, the .ng domain may go offline,
> > a prospect the Nigerian government considers embarrassing.
> > In Malawi, the government is accusing the South African/British
> > businessman whom it hired to administer .mw of failing to fulfill
> > his end of the agreement. Moreover, government officials claim
> > that the businessman, Chris-Cope Morgan, has registered the
> > national domain to his private company and is refusing to
> > relinquish control. Malawi has appealed to IANA for help, but
> > until the matter is resolved, Malawi officials claim that .mw is
> > inaccessible (although Morgan denies this).
> > In either case, the potential exists for individuals, organizations,
> > corporations alike to suffer losses of communication ability and
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