Sophia Bekele putting forward a statement to the ICANN Board the issue of reserved names at the pubic forum in Dakar Senegal

Sophia Bekele putting forward a statement to the ICANN Board on the issue of reserved names .africa, .afrique .afriqya. requested by African Union Commision (AUC) in Dakar Senegal.

Ms. Sophia Bekele said “We believe that the DotAfrica issue is a battle test-ground for ICANN’s leadership and oversight of the Global Internet Governance process. If AU imposes its will on ICANN, and prevails on this issue it will set a bad precedent that will be detrimental to ICANN’s ability to control the multi-stakeholder process”.

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