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Concerns Raised Over Internet Identity

January 31, 2014

Players in the telecommunications service industry are concerned over the manner in which the government is plans to handle the Commission Authority of Kenya transition out of KENIC- the .ke domain manager.

The .ke domain registry has two guarantor shareholders, the industry lobby group Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya and Communications Authority of Kenya formerly Communications Commission of Kenya.

While lauding the move to have the regulator step down from the board of the domain manager, Tespak said there is need to ensure smooth institutional transition and service delivery.

The association through its chairman Kris Senanu says the CAK should not feel that they can proceed to change the operations of the organisation without due consultations.

The official proposed structure is currently open for public input and consultation, a process expected to close on February 10. He adds that at no point in time has the CAK communicated to Tespok and other partner in this arrangement on the proposal to commercialise .ke.

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Source: AllAfrica

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