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DotConnectAfrica - Module 5

  • To: 2gtld-transition@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: DotConnectAfrica - Module 5
  • From: DotAfrica Exec Director <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:52:16 -0700

* Module 5*
5.2.1  *Question 2: DNSSEC.*  Cclarification should be made by ICANN whether
DNSSEC will be a requirement of the Registration Agreement if the Applicant
wins the application.   Should the applicant have no interest in offering
DNSSEC,  or face local sovereign restrictions for signing up for DNSSEC
(many countries are reviewing their position on DNSSEC) in light of
perceived US control,  it is unfair to applicant to spend monies, win and
then be caught between national laws and evolving ICANN positions on DNSSEC

5.2.1.* Question 5: IPV6 Reachability.* ICANN needs to be decided  and not
waggle to "think" about this issue.   There is hardly any ISP in the US that
provides IPV6  (many large ones are refusing or reluctant to upgrade as per
comments at the latest IETF/ISOC meetings in San Francisco). The odds of
finding any IPV6-ready ISPs or data hosting centres in other countries
especially for IDN applicants are extremely low in this economic climate.
ICANN should just remove this requirement for now.

5.2.1 *Question 6:  Escrow Deposit*: ICANN should make it clear that it will
ensure that it will accept escrow companies that are NOT subject to US
Patriot Act and are outside of US jurisdiction. It is possible that a non-US
applicant wins after a costly exercise only to find that no non-US data
escrow provider is acceptable to ICANN and thus data escrow is de facto
subject to US Patriot Act.  This will be  unfair to the Applicant
particularly if it finds itself under its own national laws unable to submit
to the US Patriot Act.

5.2.2  *The Securing of a suitable financial instrument is expected of a
creditworthy institution.* The creditworthiness of diverse and varied local
financial institution needs to be considered from any reputable Bank in 3rd
world country.  Also the current financial crisis should be considered
when ICANN needs to make the qualification of creditworthiness.

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