thank you for clarifying nothing.
In message <[log in to unmask]>, Jeff Cochrane writes:
> The composition of the board of this new corporation seems to be
> somewhat controversial. It's not clear to me (from a quick reading)
> that there will be any representation at all from Africa.
As always Mr C has no idea what he is talking about.
But to bring him up to speed, the US Governments plans to privatize
the functions performed by IANA and NSI and the IP Registries (DNS,
and IP allocation). The way this is done is indeed highly
controversial, actually it is so irregular that USAID would not fund
it if it was done in a developing country (Due Process, Transparency,
IANA has contacted all Top Level Domain Administrators through a
mailing list with the registered a ddresses and Nii has sent up a
second one for the African TLDAs. Several attempts to make the African
TLDAs indicate whether they are receiving traffic from any of those
lists shows that only 5 did, my last message to AFRIK-IT got another
four to respond which I have reported w ith c urrent a ddresses to the
There are intense efforts going on from Africa and Asia in particular
to get representation on the board, the Names Council, and to stop the
But then Mr Cochrane sitting all this times around in restaurants
eating Lasagne results in at least *SOME* money from the Leland
initiative being spent in Africa.
(Y'all were waiting for something like this, eh? :-)-O)
Dr. Eberhard W. Lisse\ / Swakopmund State Hospital
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Private Bag 5004 \ / +264 81 1246733 (c) 64 461005(h) 461004(f)
Swakopmund, Namibia ;____/ Domain Coordinator for NA-DOM (el108)