[governance] IS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE A PHANTOM?
dogwallah at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 07:59:02 EDT 2007
On 7/26/07, kwasi boakye-akyeampong <kboakye1 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Some one recently asked me:
> "is it within the remit of ICANN to ensure access?"
and what did you tell them? I hope it was "NO"
> Access is seen from many angles including availability of the technology and
> systems and also costs. This fellow was wondering why it costs more to
> obtain a .gh (Ghana) domain name than to get a .com or a .co.uk?
economy of scale
> Can members help me explain? Because despite the many years and many
> initiatives of attempting to bridge the digital divide, it still costs more
> to access technology in developing countries. Is the digital divide a
IMO domains names have nowt to do with access. Chalk n cheese.
$ whois -h whois.afrinic.net mctim
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