[afnog] Africa Regional ccTLD (AfTLD) Representative

Nii N. Quaynor quaynor at ghana.com
Sat Jun 18 16:41:44 EAT 2005

ccNSO PDP - Request to appoint Africa regional representative

The Election for the Africa Regional ccTLD (AfTLD) Representative to the 
ccNSO was announced on June 10, 2005 with the attached election process. The 
short notice and the early stages of development of AfTLD organization posed 
challenges of processs and implementation however the election committee has 
verified the votes, eliminated duplicates, and rejected some votes. The 
committee has ensured that ample opportunity was also given to all 
interested to express their views and to elect a representative.

The committee is satisfied that the elections have produced a good regional 
representative to the ccNSO.

Two candidates emerged at the end of the nomination process:

Ali Drissa BADIEL (.BF)
Michuki Mwangi (.KE)

There was discussion with the candidates on the AfTLD list on various 
topics. In the end, a total of 17 valid votes were cast and 3 votes were  
rejected by the election committee. 

The results are:

Ali Drissa BADIEL (.BF)	14
Michuki Mwangi (.KE)	2
Abstention		1

Ali Drissa BADIEL has been elected as the Africa Regional ccTLD (AfTLD) 
Representative to the ccNSO council. 

As we congratulate Ali Drissa BADIEL (.BF) for his success in the election 
we also urge him to provide leadership to build a stronger AfTLD regional 
organization. We trust that BADIEL will also endeavor to articulate the 
issues and interests of Africa’s cc operators in other Internet Governance 
fora including the upcoming WSIS in Tunis.

The committee also congratulates all who participated in the process 
especially the candidates Michuki Mwangi and Ali Drissa BADIEL, the members 
of AfTLD who asked questions and finally voted.

On Behalf of AfTLD Election Committee

Election Committee: 
Yann Kwok 
Brian Longwe 
Nii Quaynor (chair) 
Pierre Ouedraogo 
Paulos Nyirenda 

======================ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT===================.

Dear ccTLD community in Africa, 

The African ccTLD community (AfTLD)is voting to appoint a representative to 
the ccNSO council. The process to be followed is described below. We 
anticipate your participation and wish you every success. 

On behalf of the Election Committee of AfTLD 
Nii Quaynor 

AfTLD Election Process 
June  10, 2005 

Election Committee: 
Yann Kwok 
Brian Longwe 
Nii Quaynor (chair) 
Pierre Ouedraogo 
Paulos Nyirenda 

Eligible voters: 
ccTLD admin 
ccTLD tech 

Candidates are required to send their resumes, an endorsement from another 
country ccTLD and their response to the questionnaire attached, to the aftld-
members at lists.aftld.org, to have a complete nomination 

Announcement of elections (call for nominations) 
June 10, 2005. 

close of nominations     23:59 gmt on 2005.06.13, monday evening 
discuss until            23:59 gmt on 2005.06.15, wednesday evening 
vote until               23:59 gmt on 2005.06.17, friday evening 

The nominees will be announced at close of nominations. Voters may vote for 
only one candidate by email to voteaftld at psg.com 

The results will be communicated to AfTLD, ccNSO, AfNOG, ccTLDs and the 

Questions to Candidates: 

1. why is AfTLD important to African ccTLD operators and what are the most 
important benefits of AfTLD to the registry operator 
2. why is AfTLD important to the USERS and what are the benefits to 
3. what do you intend to achieve while serving as the liason to ccnso 
4. what are some of the difficulties of African ccTLDs 

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