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Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalisation Progress

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The leaders of the Internet technical organisations responsible for coordination of the Internet infrastructure (IETF, IAB, RIRs, ccTLD ROs, ICANN, ISOC, and W3C), welcome the US Government’s announcement of the suggested changes related to the IANA functions contract.

The roles on policy development processes of the Internet technical organisations and ICANN’s role as administrator of the IANA functions, remain unchanged.

The transition of the US Government stewardship has been envisaged since the early days of IANA functions contract. This transition is now feasible due to the maturity of the Internet technical organisations involved in performing their respective roles related to the IANA functions, and ICANN will facilitate a global, multi-stakeholder process to plan for the transition.

The strength and stability of the IANA functions within the above organizations (which make up the Internet technical community) are critical to the operation of the Internet. The processes around the IANA functions have always been carefully specified in the communities that our organisations represent. The IANA functions are faithfully administered by ICANN. We are committed to continuing our proven, community-driven processes as we engage in this transition. Our communities are already considering proposals to progress the transition.

Our organizations are committed to open and transparent multi-stakeholder processes. We are also committed to further strengthening our processes and agreements related to the IANA functions, and to building on the existing organisations and their roles. The Internet technical community is strong enough to continue its role, while assuming the stewardship function as it transitions from the US Government.

Participating Leaders

  • Adiel A. Akplogan, CEO African Network Information Center (AFRINIC)
  • Barrack Otieno, Manager, The African Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD)
  • Paul Wilson, Director General Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
  • Don Hollander, General Manager Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD)
  • John Curran, CEO American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
  • Peter Van Roste, General Manager, Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR)
  • Russ Housley, Chair Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
  • Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Jari Arkko, Chair Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
  • Kathy Brown, President and CEO Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Raúl Echeberría, CEO Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)
  • Carolina Aguerre, General Manager, Latin American and Caribbean TLD Association (LACTLD)
  • Axel Pawlik, Managing Director Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
  • Jeff Jaffe, CEO World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
 

 

AFRINIC-21 to be held in Mauritius

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Further to our Call for Hosting for AFRINIC-21, our 21st Public Policy Meeting, we would like to announce that this meeting will be held in Mauritius from 22-28 November 2014.

While it was intended that AFRINIC-21 would take place in an African country that submitted a proposal to host the meeting, the decision to relocate this meeting to Mauritius was made in conjunction with the AFRINIC Board due to logistical and budgetary constraints.

 We would like to thank all the countries that expressed interest in hosting AFRINIC-21. We will be happy to receive their proposals for the soon to come Call for hosting of AIS 15/AFRINIC 22 and AFRINIC 23.

We are taking this opportunity to remind all interested applicants that the first meeting of every year takes place in May and the second one in November.

The hosting requirements will include the Terms of References (ToR) for the Call for Proposals and Budget information. AFRINIC will soon announce the local host for AFRINIC-21.

Team AFRINIC will be happy to respond to your questions.

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Google’s ‘Africa Connected’ Finalists announced

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Google’s ‘Africa Connected’ Finalists announced  $25,000 [271,000 rand] prizes for five winners whose lives are ‘powered by the web’ Online voting for the winners now open

Johannesburg, 19 February 2014 - Google has today announced the finalists of the Africa Connected competition. The competition was launched in August last year, calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers to share stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work. The 10 finalists have been selected by a panel of judges from over 2,200 entries from 35 countries.

Five successful winners from among the finalists will now be selected by the online voting public. The winners will bag $25,000 [ZAR 271,000] each, and will also have the opportunity to work with a Google sponsor over a six-month period to further their online business success. The competition categories included Education; Entertainment/Arts/Sports; Technology; Community and NGOs; and Small Businesses.

"Africa Connected is a competition that has run for over six months and we are thrilled at the number of amazing stories that have been collected from across Africa. Today we are excited to announce the top 10 finalists who have been selected by our judges’ panel. The diversity of their ventures - from providing clean drinking water to preserving culture - shows how the web can truly drive positive change in the lives of many people and their communities. We look forward to seeing who the voting public choose as the winners - the top five most inspiring success stories from across our continent." says Affiong Osuchukwu, Google Lead for the Africa Connected initiative.

   

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