DotConnectAfrica - Module 5
* 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 requirements. 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.