Domain Names Registration and Maintenance Steering Committee Meeting Held
on 11th April 2002 At CCK Board Room - Kabete
MIN 1: MEMBERS PRESENT
|Mr. Richard Bell
|Mr. Michael. Katundu
|Mr. Charles Nduati
|Mr. Charles Langat
||The Network Operators Association (TKL)
|Mr. A. Cheruiyot
MIN 2: ABSENT WITH APOLOGIES
|Mr. Alex Maina 25%
|Mr. K.J Mangi
|Mr. Brian Longwe
MIN 3: ABSENT WITHOUT APOLOGY
| Dr. Juma Oketch
|| IT, Ministry of Finance
|Hon. Dr. Shem Ochuodho
||CcTLD .KE administrative contact
MIN 4:THE AGENDA
1. Confirmation of the previous committee meeting minutes
2. Review and adoption of the KENIC Memorandum of Assoc. & Articles
of Assoc. document.
3. Review of the Action Plan/assigned tasks
MIN 5: INTRODUCTION
1. The chairman called the meeting to order at exactly 11.27AM and
in his opening remarks said he was holding brief for Mr. Maina who once
again could not make it to the meeting. He informed the members that
the KENIC website was not yet ready but he was making all effort to
ensure it is up and running as soon as possible.
MIN 6: MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES.
The members confirmed the minutes of the previous meeting and the following
1. Mr. Richard Bell informed the members that he did not manage to
meet with Hon Dr. Shem Ochuodho at parliament building on Tuesday 9th
of April 2002 despite the latter having given him an appointment.
2. It was noted by the task force that from the outset, Dr Ochudho
had been kept abreast of all activities of the task force. It was further
noted to date 3 emissaries had been sent by the task force to Dr Ochudho
to engage him more deeply in the process, but that he had to date not
attended any meetings, or commented on any of the correspondence. The
Task Force felt that they should make a further attempt to engage Dr
Ochudho an obtainhis blessings, before continuing the process without
him. A fourth emissary - Prof. Thairu of KENET was assigned to make
one final effort to contact Dr. Ochuodho to obtain his written support
3. TESPOK pledged to provide engineers as required for the setup of
the KENIC facility, and to provide local access bandwidth for traffic.
4. Mr. Charles Nduati told the meeting that he was available for any
assignment on the KENIC project.
5. TelkomKenya, through its representative Mr. C. Langat was requested
to provide a Kenstream link of 256K to connect Kenic to the KIXP and
a Jambonet link of 256KB for upstream connectivity
6. CSK and EAIA to become associate members and their representatives
to become observers to the KENIC board.
7. The earlier planned publicity meeting for KENIC on 25th of April
to be shelved and instead the issues are to be propagated during the
Computer Society of Kenya meeting which takes place from 14th to 17th
of April 2002 in Nakuru and also during the KIXP launch on 18th April
MIN 7: ARTICLES OF THE MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION.
Mr. Katundu informed the members that he had gone through the document
with the CCK lawyers and all the changes that had been recommended by
the sub-committee have been effected.
Mr. Bell said he was happy with the refined document and called on members
to make a vote on its adoption. Mr. Katundu proposed for adoption and
Prof. Thairu seconded him. The Chairman advised those members who may
have some comments towards the KENIC Articles to forward their comments
through the CCK lawyer, not later than 15th of April 2002.
It was proposed that the signing of the Memorandum of Association by
the member organizations be done during the KIXP launch and Mr. Bell was
tasked to draft a letter for Mr Maina (as Chair) to send to the member
organizations of KENIC informing them of document signing during the launch
on 18th of April 2002.
Action: Richard Bell
MIN 8: REVIEW OF ACTION PLAN
| KENIC Technical sub-committee.
A sub-committee was formed comprising of
Mr. M. Katundu
Mr. B. Longwe-Chair
Mr. C. Langat
Mr. C. Nduati.-Secretary
This committee to spearhead the technical requirements and eventual
implementation of the KENIC project.
|Signing of the Memorandum of Association
||Mr. Richard Bell to draft on behalf of Mr Maina, for a letter to
member organizations of KENIC inviting them for the signing of the
Memorandum on 18th April 2002.
Mercy Wanjau of CCK to coordinate the signing session.
|Attention of Hon. Dr. Shem Ochuodho
||Prof. Thairu was tasked to make one final attempt to obtain Hon.
Dr. Ochuodho’s blessing for Kenic, and to request him to attend the
signing of KENIC Memorandum of Association on 18th of April 2002.
MIN 9: ccTLD .KE BUDGET
The issue of funding arose during the meeting and Mr. Katundu informed
the members that the CCK Director-General is very much supportive of the
project and he has pledged an initial Kshs. 10 Million from the Commission
in addition to the inkind contributions that had been requested. KENIC
may thus be considered to have an initial Kshs 10M for the project.Mr.
R. Bell informed the members that TESPOK do not have ready money for the
project but will solicit for funds from donors and he will revert to the
members on its progress during the next meeting.
The Chairman stressed that members of the KENIC should contribute actively
both in kind and in monetary ways.
KENET cited financial difficulties but may help to reduce cost by availing
students for attachment to KENIC. Moreover, Prof. Thairu offered to consult
and get back to members in the next meeting.
Mr. Nduati will give feedback on assistance from CSK after consulting
with them during their meeting to be held at lake Bogoria hotel in Nakuru.
Future ccTLD meetings to be moved to Fridays at 11.00AM. The meetings
are currently held on Thursdays.
There being no other business the meeting ended at 12.34PM. The next
ccTLD full committee meeting shall take place on 3rd of May 2002 at the
Mr. R. Bell
Mr. A. Cheruiyot
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