The KeNIC we want: Stakeholder engagement and Operations

@Mallory, plus one to HRIA and other assessments of KeNICs business. So far
all we get are number of domains registered.

@Kivuva, was looking online for KENIC financials. How much money is sitting
in the organisation, how is it being used, is it a cause of current
disputes?

Il venerdì 5 ottobre 2018, John Walu via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> ha scritto:

> @Kivuva,
>
> 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,
>
> walu.
>
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 10:16 AM Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> opportunities?
>> 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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