[Governance] Fwd: [AfriSIG-Alumni] Operational best practices regarding the attribution of ccTLD domain names

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 00:20:06 EST 2020

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From: Emmanuel Vitus <emmanuelvitus at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 1:48 AM
Subject: [AfriSIG-Alumni] Operational best practices regarding the
attribution of ccTLD domain names
To: African School on Internet Governance Alumni list <
afrisig-alumni at lists.apc.org>

Hi everyone,

 (apologies for cross-posting)

I hope you are staying safe and healthy through these unusual times! I have
a few questions that I was hoping you might be able to help me with.

There is currently a conversation going on within the Togolese ecosystem
regarding the attribution of the Country code top-level domain (. TG).
According to article 4 of the national charter in Togo, the domain names
ending with the extension. TG can only be assigned if the domain name does
not correspond to the naming zones retained by the charter (see list at the
end of the email).

For example, as a natural person, I cannot have a domain name with my name
(Emmanuel Vitus) directly like *emmanuelvitus.tg <http://emmanuelvitus.tg>*.
The charter indicates that such name must be assigned with the following
extension: *emmanuelvitus.nom.tg <http://emmanuelvitus.nom.tg> **(.nom
which means name in french must be included in the domain name to indicate
that I am an individual)* and for natural persons, the documents requested
are  a national ID and a family council report (which means the family must
agree and give you an authorization note before you get the domain name).
Otherwise, you will not have the domain name.

Before I address the issue in the local community, I would like to hear
from you as experts and as a users.

1- Do you find that this practice encouraging enough the popularization of
the ccTLD (.TG)?

2- What are the best practices and examples in your country/region
regarding this?

Below are the naming zones selected for the “. tg ”

   1.  admin.tg for public administrations;
   2.  asso.tg for associations;
   3.  edu.tg for the education sector;
   4. gouv.tg for government structures;
   5. nom.tg for individuals;
   6. org.tg for international organizations and NGOs;
   7.  tm.tg for trademarks;
   8. com.tg for entities carrying out an activity of an industrial or
   commercial nature, or any other income-generating activity;
   9.  mairie.tg for municipalities (eg: lome.mairie.tg);
   10.  prefecture.tg for the prefectures (ex: yoto.prefecture.tg);
   11. ville.tg for cities (ex: kara.ville.tg);
   12. canton.tg for the county towns (eg: amoutive.canton.tg);
   13. Info.tg for activities relating to the publication of information;
   14. Net.tg for network and internet service providers;
   15. village.tg for villages (eg: edzi.village.tg).

Only domain names for which the applicant does not correspond to any of the
categories linked to descriptive extensions above, can be created under the
extension “. tg ”. The creation of such domain names is expressly
authorized by the administrative manager.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,

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