4th Annual African ccTLD Event
AfTLD -5

2nd  - 7th March 2010 , Nairobi, Kenya

Theme: “Enhancing Internet Management in Africa”


AfTLD Initial Registry Operations  Course (IROC) Begins in Nairobi

 2 March 2010, Nairobi, Kenya, 
The AfTLD Initial Registry Operation Course (IROC) workshop in Nairobi, Kenya today began in earnest. Attending this workshop are ccTLD managers and staff from African ccTLDs including Botwana, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania and The Gambia. Others are Sudan, Nigeria and Kenya, the local host.

In a brief introductory remark, the Kenic Manager, Joe Kiragu formally welcomed all participants to Kenya and wished them a wonderful stay in Kenya. He said Kenic was ready to support particpants to make their stay and the workshop a great success.

The General Manager of AfTLD in his introductory remarks thanks Kenic lead by its manager for the enormous work done to make the meeting a reality. He challenged all participants to acquired knowledge that will be transferred during the workshop to go back and improve the performance of the respective registries. He also informed the participants that the workshop was the first of a series of capacity building workshops and said an advanced registry operation course (AROC) will take place some time in October 2010.

The lead instructor, Chris Evans gave an overview of the course and how the program will be run. Other instructors.for the workshop are Alain Aina of Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and Michuki Mwang (ISOC)

The IROC workshop in Nairobi was made possible by the support and sponsorship of ICANN, ISOC, NSRC, AfriNIC Limited the African Regional Internet Registration (RIR) and CORE TLD registry.  The workshop is being held at the Impala Room, Kenyatta International Conferencce Center (KICC), venue for the ICANN Nairobi Public Meeting courtesy ICANN.

 Photos of the workshop can be found here.

Hosted by Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC)


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