The PTC in Zimbabwe has recently introduced a new
'Internet backbone' in partnership with Sprint. Even if
the price isn't right, it does open up Internet access
considerably in Zim and is therefore to be encouraged.
The PTC is therefore setting itself up as 'the' upstream
provider within Zim, and being a large monopoly, it is
used to flexing its muscle.
The same happened to ET domain. It was taken over by the local PTC. at
the time we were a bit angry - we feel one day we will findout whether
"big" organizations could handle that or not.
With the PTC developing its' backbone, it decided it
should also be in control of the the .zw domain. Which
they got - for a few days.... because the PTC had
swamped someone at Internic (the Internet Police, as
another posting put it) with important looking official/
legal documents. He caved in, but on 'Appeal', .zw
was returned to its existing, perfectly capable
ET domain was transferred over directly to the PTC
without a single message to me. I understand that
sprint was also involved in the muscle...
I would like to know what happened to ZW domain