From: "Manal Ismail" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "email@example.com" <'firstname.lastname@example.org'>
Date: Sun, Jul 16, 2006 9:17 AM
Subject: Comments on DNS Transition, Docket No. 060519136-6136-01
Egypt recognizes the initiative by the US Government of issuing
Notice of Inquiry, and welcomes the opportunity to respond
request of the Department of Commerce, specifically the National
Telecommunications and Information Authority (NTIA), for comments
"The Continued Transition of the Technical Coordination
of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing System."
Egypt acknowledges the outcome of the discussions on Internet
during both phases of the United Nations World Summit on the
Society (WSIS) and believes it is of significant relevance
Egypt has been closely following the ICANN process since its
late 1998. In March 2000, Egypt hosted the first ICANN round
meetings in the region and since March 2002, Egypt has been
participating in the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)
Egypt highly recognizes the efforts and progress done by ICANN
achieve greater efficiency and responsiveness and to effectively
all stakeholders. In specific, Egypt recognizes ICANN's efforts
fostering competition in the domain names market, in enhancing
coordination and in improving equitable representation by involving
different regions and interest groups. Egypt further recognizes
effort done by ICANN concerning Multilingualism and notes that
effort is still needed in this respect in order to meet the
needs of the
international internet community.
In this context, and in view of the upcoming expiration of
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the US Department
and ICANN, in September 2006, Egypt believes the following
* The Internet was developed and promoted by the industry with
technical pioneers; and should continue to develop freely.
* It is evident that the Internet has evolved into a global
facility, the management of which should be multilateral, transparent
and democratic, with the full involvement of all stakeholders
governments, the private sector, the civil society and international
* No single Government should have a pre-eminent role in Internet
governance, rather an international mechanism for coordination
adopted especially as related to public policy issues.
* Internet management should ensure an equitable distribution
resources, facilitate access for all and ensure a stable and
functioning of the Internet, taking into account multilingualism.
* ICANN has so far performed a creditable job in managing domain
names and IP addresses as well as coordinating among root server
operators. ICANN should remain focused on those functions necessary
maintain the security and stability of the Internet.
* The progress done by ICANN to involve all stakeholders, taking
into account governmental input communicated through the GAC
individuals' input expressed via the ALAC, is highly welcomed;
stronger involvement of the international community with all
stakeholders is still needed.
In this respect, Egypt believes that the US Department of Commerce
should work closely with the international community and ICANN
transition plan aiming at establishing an independent internationalized
ICANN based on public-private partnership and actively interacting
Egypt GAC Representative