The Social Role of a ccTLD, guarantee of everlasting success

23 October 2013 - A Workshop on Access in Bali, Indonesia

Internet Governance Forum 2013

Workshop # 92 Report

The Social Role of a ccTLD, guarantee of everlasting success

Organizer Name 

Degezelle Wim

Organizer Entity 

CENTR

Workshop Theme 

The Internet as an Engine for Growth and Advancement

Consise description 

Since over 25 years the ccTLD community has represented the most reliable and fast lane for the online presence of local communities. ccTLD managers have been filling gaps and building bridges to ensure that Internet is adequately used at local level. Most of the ccTLDs have evolved towards multi-stakeholder models that guarantee national capacities and support local development.

The ccTLD ecosystem is likely be impacted by the launch of new TLDs, like it was recently by the advent of social media. However, certain cultural, political, administrative, financial and private bodies will always opt for the local TLD when registering a domain name and creating a service-related site. The workshop intends to investigate the reasons of this choice and explain it by examples of ccTLDs that have been and are crucial for the development of the net locally and within communities where the Internet is in its early stage. 
 Addressed themes:
•         What is the set of specific, local needs that the local ccTLDs have looked after in the past decades
•         How local TLDs represent as crucial driver in the development of the Local Internet Infrastructure
•         How local TLDs can support e-inclusion
•         When ccTLDs are seen more reliable than gTLDs
•         Have the local TLDs survived the advent of the social media
•         What is going to be the future of ccTLDs

Agenda 

The Social Role of a ccTLD, guarantee of everlasting success (No. 92) IGF workshop 2013 AfTLD, APTLD, CENTR, LACTLD Moderator Anne-Rachel Inné Remote Moderator Wim Degezelle Agenda 1. Welcome and opening Anne-Rachel Inné, AfriNIC 2. The facts behind multistakeholderism Peter Van Roste, CENTR 3. .NG ccTLD: A case of multi-stakeholder model in managing a country's Critical Internet Resource Mary Nma Uduma, .ng 4. ccTLDs... Promoting the Local Internet Community? The case of .CO. Eduardo Santoyo, .co 5. Capacity Building: .CN’s commitment to social responsibility. Hongbin Zhu, .cn 6. 'How to use the Internet', a modern format to educate Czech users. Martin Peterka, .cz 7. Role of ccTLD in establishing a neutral expert platform for national internet actors Andrei Kolesnikov, ccTLD .RU/.Р 8. He importance of ccTLDs from an Industry perspective Sarah Falvey, Google 9. Open debate and Q&A from the floor and remote participants 10.Roundup and conclusions Anne-Rachel Inné, AfriNIC

Moderator 

Anne-Rachel Inné (AFRINIC)

Remote Moderator 

Wim Degezelle (CENTR)

Have you organized workshops at previous IGFs?

Yes

Workshop format 

Panel

Workshop Transcript 

Transcript

Brief substantive summary of the workshop and presentation of the main issues that were raised during the discussions 

 

CENTR in cooperation with the other regional ccTLD organisations AfTLD, APTLD and LACTLD held a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali on the Social Role of a ccTLD Registry .

 

ccTLD registries from the different regions showcased projects and activities they run next to their main task of managing the national country code and by which they contribute to the development of the Local Internet Community. 

 

Agenda
1 Welcome and Opening (Anne-Rachel Inné, AfriNIC)
2 The facts behind multistakeholderism (Peter Van Roste, CENTR)
3 .NG ccTLD: A case of multi-stakeholder model in managing a country's Critical Internet Resource  (Mary Nma Uduma, .ng)
4 Capacity Building: .CN's commitment to social responsibility (Hongbin Zhu, .cn)
5 What could be the ccTLDs Social Responsibility? (Oscar Robles-Garay, .mx)
6 'How to use the Internet', a modern format to educate Czech users (Martin Peterka, .cz)
7 Role of ccTLD in establishing a neutral expert platform for national internet actors (Andrei Kolesnikov, .ru) 
8 The importance of ccTLDs from an Industry perspective (Sarah Falvey, Google)
9 Open debate and Q&A from the floor and remote participants 
10 Roundup and Conclusions (Anne-Rachel Inné, AfriNIC)


Presentations can be found at www.centr.org/IGF2013

 

Conclusions drawn from the workshop and further comments 

The workshop contributed significantly to underline the importance of the leading role the ccTLDs played, are playing and will continue to play within their community. 

It was concluded that ccTLDs not only are proactively participating in the development of Internet at local level, but are also educating all local stakeholders about the domain name ecosystem, its weaknesses, its strengths, its opportunities, its future.

 

Reported by 

Wim Degezelle

Estimate the overall number of women participants present at the session 

About half of the participants were women

To what extent did the session discuss gender equality and/or women's empowerment? 


It was mentioned briefly in the presentations and discussions

Discussion affecting gender equality and women's empowerment 

 

Workshops Staticals 
Number of FEMALE participantsNumber of MALE participantsNumber of Young participantsNumber of Developing Countries ParticipantsNumber of Developed Countries ParticipantsNumber of LDCs participantsNumber of TOTAL Participants
0 0 0 0 0 0 0