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Africa At-Large Users Meeting

Thursday, 2 December 2004, 10:00 – 12:30

Cape Town International Convention Center, Boardroom

ICANN's Interim At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) invites all interested individuals to attend the Africa At-Large Users meeting on Thursday, 2 December 10:00 – 12:30, at the Cape Town Convention Centre to advance the interests of individual Internet user communities (At-Large). The meeting will feature: a discussion of how the ongoing United Nations’ Internet governance process could affect Africa Internet users; a briefing on AfriNIC’s plans for transitioning management of Internet resources to local control and roll-out of IPV6; a briefing on changes in domain name registration policies and practices that will affect Africa’s Internet users; and an update on opportunities for Africa’s user community to engage in ICANN and other international fora to advance their interests. A preliminary agenda is included below. Participation is free and all are welcome.

Additional events at the ICANN Cape Town meetings that will be of special interest to Internet users include: Workshop on the World Summit Information Society (WSIS), Wednesday, 1 December 2004, 8:30 – 10:30; and Workshop on Internationalized Domain Names, Wednesday, 1 December 2004, 13:00 – 19:30. Additional information on these meetings is available at

Please contact with questions relating to this announcement. In addition to English, inquiries and input are welcome in the following languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.


  • Welcome: Update on ICANN At-Large Advocacy and Involvement
    Speaker: Vittorio Bertola, Chair (ALAC)
  • Internet governance – Challenges and Opportunities for Africa’s Internet Users
    Speaker: Dr. Olivier Nana Nzepa, Project Coordinator (Africa Civil Society for Information Society)
    Comments/Discussion (invited)
  • AfriNIC – Transitioning management of Internet resources to Africa
    Speaker: Pierre Dandjinou, Chair (AfriNIC Board of Trustees)
  • Roll-out of IPV6 and Set-up of IXPs in Africa
    Speaker: Sunday Folayan, Board member (AfriNIC)
  • Domain name registrations in Africa – Trends and policies that will affect Africa’s users
    Speaker: Yann Kwok, Administrator (.mu TLD), and AfriNIC observer to ICANN Address Council
  • Comments/Discussion
  • Opportunities for Africa At–Large Community Involvement
    Speaker: Clement Dzidonu, member (ALAC)

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