Players in the telecommunications service industry have opposed plans by the Communications Commissions of
CCK has also relinquished its position from the board of the domain manager
But while lauding the move to have the regulator step down from the board,
TESPOK Chairman Kris Senanu says CCK should not proceed to change the operations of the organisation without due consultations arguing that the proposed changes are currently open for public input and consultations until
He says commercialisation was not a solution to meeting the identified and agreed industry gaps within the local Internet community.
"We have no problem with CCK proposing another government entity to take up the government involvement but will not support commercialisation," Senanu affirmed.
However CCK which is relying on section 83F of the Kenya Information and Communications Act wants the commercialisation of the entity for its growth while moving out of the board would help the commission to properly play its regulatory roles.
Despite KENIC being in place for more than a decade, there are about 30,000 registered .ke domain names, and the continued growth of the Internet.
"If CCK attempt to take the commercialisation approach without due consideration of TESPOK, we will have no choice but put
ICANN, as part of the administrative functions associated with management of the domain-name system root, is responsible for receiving requests for delegation and re-delegation of top-level domains, investigating the circumstances pertinent to those requests, and reporting on the requests.
Other than CCK and Tespok, other KENIC's board members are drawn from the
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