[AFRI-Discuss] [AfrICANN-discuss] Joint meeting of African community in BUENOS AIRES "African views on the Proposal of the Governance of Internet unique identifiers"

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at transworldafrica.com
Thu Jun 18 07:18:21 UTC 2015

Thank you Aziz,

I know this statement was released a while ago, and we should have weighed
in on it on time. I am guilty as charged.

>From the draft, I can see we have weighed in more on the transparency and
accountability track, and the naming function of the IANA transition. We
need to be balanced and "wholesome" in our statement. It would have been
good if the community can also comment on the transition of the other two
operational communities proposals, the IETF and the Numbering community. We
all agree these are part of the "Internet unique Identifiers".

I will draft a paragraph or two on the numbering functions. Perhaps, we can
have somebody else do the same for the IETF proposal?

However, I disagree with this statement on IANA trademarks:
"We observe that the CWG proposes to transfer IANA assests (sic) including
the IANA trademarks; we are in disagreement with this as we will prefer
that the trademarks remain with the contractor post-transition (which is

My observation would be to allow more dialogue between the three
operational communities (names, numbers, protocol parameters) that utilize
the IPR (iana.org and IANA trademarks), and ensure there is consensus on
what to do with them. You will realize the numbering community had proposed
the IPRs remain in the public domain by being transferred to a neutral
entity which would then license the IPRs to the IFO to serve the
operational communities in perpetuity for free. The idea was, in the
unlikely event in future one community decides to transfer the IANA
functions related to them, then they should still be able to access the IPR

So the statement should have read something like "More dialogue is needed
between the three operational communities (names, numbers, and protocol
parameters) on transfer of IANA assets including the IANA trademark and
iana.org domain. The community should ensure there is consensus in the
final outcome."


NB: Sent in my personal capacity.

Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

"There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on
higher ground in that lifetime." - Maxwell Anderson

On 18 June 2015 at 09:00, Matogoro Jabera <jaberamatogoro at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Aziz,
> It is good for this information and I have gone through the draft. I
> will share my comments if I find something from this side.
> Regards,
> Matogoro Jabhera
> Secretary - ISOC Tanzania Chapter
> On 6/18/15, Aziz Hilali <hilaliaziz at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> > [English]
> > Dear colleagues,
> > AFRALO will hold the traditional joint meeting AFRALO/AfrICANN during the
> > ICANN meeting next week in Buenos Aires. The theme proposed by the
> members
> > of AFRALO will be "African views on the Proposal of the Governance of
> > Internet unique identifiers".
> >
> > You will find attached the draft statement in English (French
> translation is
> > in progress, it will be sent on the list tomorrow) of the joint
> > AFRALO/AfrICANN meeting due to take place on Wednesday 24 June 2015.
> > Would you please provide your comments on this draft before the end of
> > Saturday, June 20,2015, to allow us to include them before printing the
> > final version and then distribute it to the participants in the meeting
> for
> > discussion, modification if any and adoption.
> >
> >
> > [French]
> >
> > Chers collègues,
> >
> > AFRALO organisera la traditionnelle réunion conjointe  AFRALO / AfrICANN
> > lors de la réunion de l'ICANN qui aura lieu la semaine prochaine à Buenos
> > Aires. Le thème proposé par les membres d’AFRALO sera "Points de vue
> > africains sur la proposition de la gouvernance du système des
> > identificateurs uniques de l'Internet".
> >
> > En fichier attaché, prière trouver le projet de déclaration (la
> traduction
> > française est en cours de préparation et sera transmise sur la liste
> demain)
> > de la réunion conjointe AFRALO – AfrICANN qui aura lieu à Buenos Aires le
> > Mercredi 24 Juin  2015.
> >
> > Je vous prie de donner vos remarques sur ce projet au plus tard le
> Samedi 20
> > Juin 2015, pour que l’on puisse les inclure avant d’imprimer la version
> > finale et ensuite la distribuer aux participants à la réunion pour
> > discussion, modification s’il y a lieu et adoption.
> >
> > Best Regards
> > Aziz Hilali
> > AFRALO Chair
> --
> MATOGORO Jabhera
> Assistant Lecturer & Coordinator - Microsoft Innovation Center, Tanzania
> College of Informatics and Virtual Education
> The University of Dodoma (www.udom.ac.tz)
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