[bc-gnso] FILED: BC comment on ICANN's Draft African DNS Market Study

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Sun May 7 14:24:29 UTC 2017

I appreciated the opportunity to review and offer comments on the excellent comments drafted by Waudo, Andrew and Lawrence and really appreciate the additional edits by Jimson and Steve.

The African DNS market -- I believe -- is some what more like the markets in some of the other sub regions, where the ccTLDs are very important to economic growth, as the ccTLD builds infrastructure in a country and in some cases, there is an importance of national 'recognition' if the market focus is primarily national. I know tat in the past that some in the BC have been less than supportive of the ccTLDs, but I think we should be more open to understanding that the ccTLD managers have evolved a great deal and that looking at a market study needs to be reflective of cc's within a region as well as what is happening in gTLD-land. Accordingly, I wonder if we might start planning to engage again at one of our upcoming outreach events during ICANN 60 or61, to host the ccNSO at a breakfast.

I remain a fan of the breakfasts, over cocktail hours, as people seem to me to just talk to those they know at cocktail hours, while at the breakfast, or a lunch, they talk to and meet new people at their "table". Just one thought to build on our continued efforts to ourselves understand dynamics within different regions.

Again, many thanks to the drafters and editors of the comments.


From: bc-gnso-bounces at icann.org <bc-gnso-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco at netchoice.org>
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Subject: [bc-gnso] FILED: BC comment on ICANN's Draft African DNS Market Study

Today the BC filed the attached comment on ICANN's Draft 2016 African Domain Name System Market Study.

(comment page at https://www.icann.org/public-comments/africa-dns-market-study-2017-03-11-en  )

This comment was drafted by Waudo Siganga, Andrew Mack, and Lawrence OlaWale-Roberts, with edits by Jimson Olufuye and Steve DelBianco.

It was approved in accord with the BC Charter.

Steve DelBianco
Vice chair for policy coordination
ICANN Business Constituency
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