Tuesday, May 19, 2009

African Internet Governing Meeting Begins in Cairo

The 10th Public Policy Meeting of AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa, is currently taking place in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting aims to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to have some input into the future of Internet regulation on the African continent.

AfriNIC is a non-government, not-for-profit, membership based organization based in Mauritius. Its mandate is to administer and serve African Internet Community, with its core function being the allocation and registration of Internet name and number resources.

Membership in the organisation is open to individuals and companies operating online on the African continent.

Participants at the 10th meetings are drawn from among the continent's network operators, AfriNIC members, policy makers, regulators, and other regional Internet registries. The event is being hosted by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt, and sponsored by NTRA, MCIT, Internet Society (ISOC), Cisco Systems Inc. (CISCO) and Google.

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