of the Domain Names Registration and Maintenance Steering Committee Meeting
Held on 26th March 2002 at CCK Waiyaki Way Offices
MIN 1: MEMBERS PRESENT
|Mr. Richard Bell
|Mr. Michael. Katundu
|Mr. Brian Longwe
|Mr. Charles Nduati
|Mr. Charles Langat
||The Network Operators Association (TKL)
|Mr. G. Ochola
MIN 2: ABSENT WITH APOLOGIES
| Mr. Alex Maina
|Mr. K.J Mangi
MIN 3: ABSENT WITHOUT APOLOGY
| Dr. Jason Githeko
|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. Report on the ICANN meeting held in Accra, Ghana
3. Review of ccTLD Action Plan/assigned tasks
4. ccTLD Budget
MIN 5: INTRODUCTION
The chairman called the meeting to order at 11.30 am.
He informed the members that he is holding for Mr. Maina who could not
make it to the meeting
MIN 6: MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
Members confirmed the previous minutes with the following matters arising
from the minutes:
1. Mr. Brian Longwe & Mr. Charles Nduati informed the members that
they were unable to meet Hon. Dr. Shem Ochuodho, even after making an
appointment with him and visiting his office as earlier agreed among
them. However, they said that they left all the necessary documents
on the discussions about the ccTLD .KE with his Secretary for his perusal
and, if possible, get back to them. But, by the time the ccTLD committee
members met, Hon. Dr. Shem Ochuodho had not yet communicated.
2. Tespok is yet to facilitate the creation of KENIC website and mailing
3. A draft document of Memorandum of Association and Arcticles of Association
for KENIC has been prepared. A sub-committee was appointed to review
the draft document.
MIN 7: REPORT ON THE ICANN MEETING HELD IN GHANA
Mr. Longwe, Mr. Katundu and Mr. Muruiki, gave brief reports to the members
on the recently concluded ICANN meeting held in Accra, Ghana. Full report
on the deliberation of the ICANN meeting is attached on these minutes.
After discussion, members agreed on the following issues
a. KENIC to come with a document towards the on-going ICANN re-structuring.
This document would the KENIC’s input towards the deliberations on ICANN
to be discussed during the next ICANN meeting in Bucharest
b. A sub-committee to draft the recommendations towards the ICANN reforms
is to be coordinated by Mr. Muruiki.
Action: Mr. Muriuki
MIN 8: ccTLD .KE BUDGET
The members agreed that the success of the ccTLD .KE project depends
entirely on the availability of funds. Hence, the necessary funds must
be put in place at the right time. It was agreed that Mr. Bell should
discuss and agree on the issue of funding with the Director General.
Action: Richard Bell
MIN 9: REVIEW OF ACTION PLAN
|Review of draft KENIC Memorandum and Articles of Association
||A sub-committee was formed comprising of
Mr. R. Bell/Chair
Mr. M. Katundu
Mr. B. Longwe
Mr. C. Langat
This committee is to review the document and report back to the steering
committee for finalisation of the document
|Meeting between KENIC and Hon. Dr. Ochuodho
||The chair of KENIC (Mr. Bell) to write a formal request to the Director-General
to organize a meeting with Hon. Dr. Ochuodho as soon as possible.
It was also agreed that CCK/ the secretariat should ensure that all
the previous minutes of KENIC meetings are forwarded to Hon. Dr.Ochuodho’s
office either in hard copy or soft copy or both.
MIN 10: TIMELINE
The chairman reiterated that it is crucial to have implementation milestones
at every stage of the action plans.
The following timelines were agreed upon;
a. 4th April 2002: the first meeting of the sub-committee reviewing
the draft Memorandum of Assoc. and Articles of Association document.
b. 16th April 2002: the next KENIC task force committee meeting
c. 25th April 2002: KENIC’s/ccTLD .KE public forum meeting, venue and
sponsors are yet to be decided/agreed. The above sub-committee was mandated
to deliberate further on the Public forum.
d. 17th May 2002:World Telecommunications day. The members agreed that
this day’s activities should include the official launch of KENIC by
1. NEPAD: KENIC to give input to this forum
2. The chair asked the committee members to move very fast to complete
this process. He gave a case in South Africa where the government is
trying to nationalize the operation s of its ccTLDs.
3. Suggestion that KENIC should be included in the currently being
drafted ICT act.
Action: ccTLD Chairman
Being no other business the meeting came to a close at 1.15 PM. The next
ccTLD taskforce meeting to be held on 16th April 2002, venue and time
to be communicated later.
Mr. R. Bell
Mr. G. ochola
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