DotConnectAfrica implores the ICANN Board not to follow the GAC Early Warning Advice on .africa

“We believe that the governments were teleguided (or manipulated) into submitting these GAC Early Warning Advice, and as such, cannot really be considered as authentic in most cases. It is simply the outcome of a coordinated action which African country governments are being coerced to support, and we believe that actual governmental consultations with respective …

Early Warnings….of Corruption in ICANN’s GAC

The Czech Republic GAC representative also abused the Early Warnings process, using it to take sides in the contention over .GREEN. There are four applicants for .GREEN, and the Czech GAC representative declared that it liked one of the four applicants better than the others because it has a nice business plan that involves creating …

A digital cold war?

THE International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has always prided itself on being one of the most pragmatic organisations of the United Nations. Engineers, after all, speak a similar language, regardless where they come from. Even during the cold war they managed to overcome their differences and negotiate the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR), a binding global treaty …