I think that in whatever form and shape KENIC is, it should endeavour to
have an open AGM. I used to sit on the Afrinic Board
<www.afrinic.net/> and legally speaking, their constitution does
not allow any Tom, Dick and Harry in their meetings, but in practice,
AfriNIC AGMs are open to pretty much to anyone who can afford to be present
in the room or online.
Yes, most of the times we got hit, and hit badly from the floor, but at the
end of the day, it id help Afrinic move forward in terms of accountability
and transparency which is a good thing for any public interest entity.
Anway, KENIC used to have open AGMs, so it should be quite easy to kick
that back in – if the directors so wish.
my two Satoshis,
On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 10:16 AM Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
> The debate on revitalising our .ke ccTLD registry continues today.
> Yesterday, we tackled Governance issues. Suggestions were made, the major
> ones dealing with Transparency at the .ke registry, and Equality on
> representation. Thank you for contributing, reading, and listening. Please
> feel free to continue contributing to that thread, as we go to the theme of
> the day.
> Today we will tackle Stakeholder Engagement and Operational Issues.
> Public / Stakeholder Engagements
> 1. Should KeNIC hold Annual General Meetings? Is there value in holding
> the AGMs?
> 2. When was the last AGM held?
> 3. Can the annual reports, and deliberations of the AGMs be published on
> the KeNIC website?
> 4. Should the AGM be open to the public?
> 5. Accountability: How accountable is KeNIC? To whom does it account to?
> Operational Issues
> 1. A great effort has been made to popularise the .ke brand, including
> some popular advertisements, using patriotism to encourage Kenyans, and
> opening up the second level. But numbers don\’t lie. Currently, we are at
> around 80,000 .ke domains, while South Africa is at 1.3million. Is there
> more work that can be done to make .Ke popular?
> 2. What are the challenges in selling the .ke brand? What are the
> 3. Is there a challenge in generating content for the KeNIC website? Some
> pages as noted yesterday have not been updated for some years now.
> 4. What support does KeNIC give to Registrars?
> Here are some statistics that I had shared on Tuesday, that may help in
> stimulating the debate.
> Germany population 82.67 million
> .de domains: 16 million domains (one domain for every 5 people)
> Percentage Domain penetration: 19%
> .de is the third largest registry in the world and is ran by DENIC which
> is a non-regulated not-for-profit cooperative owned by registrars.
> South Africa Population 56 million
> .za domain: 1.3 million domains (one domain for every 46 people)
> Percentage Domain penetration: 2.3%
> .za is the largest ccTLD in Africa, managed and regulated by ZADNA which
> is an agency of South African government under the Department of
> Telecommunications and Postal Services.
> Kenya population 50 million
> .ke domain: 79,773 domains (one domain for every 627 people)
> Percentage Domain penetration: 0.16%
> .ke is managed by KeNIC which is envisioned as a Public Private
> Partnership (PPP) entity
> Looking forward to a fruitful debate.
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