Letter to ICANN number 199 on 26.11.09 regarding the administration of the .UA domain

26.11.2009
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ІнАУ, Інтернет Асоціація України

Mr. Rod Beckstrom

President and Chief Executive Officer

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

International Square

1875 I (EYE) Street, NW, Suite 501

Washington DC, 2006

rod.beckstrom@icann.org  

 

Mr. Peter Dengate-Thrush

Chairman, Board of Directors

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

peter.dengatethrush@icann.org

 

Mr. Janis Karklins

Chairman of the Governmental Advisory Committee,

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Ambassador of Latvia to France

Via email: janis.karklins@icann.org

 

Mr. Veni Markovski

Global Partnership, Regional Liaison for Armenia, Azerbaijan,

Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia,

Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Via email: veni.markovski@icann.org

 

Members of the Board of Directors

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

 

Outgoing № _________199__

Оn ____________26/11/09_______

 

Dear Rod, Peter, Janis, Veni and all Board members,

In our opinion, democracy is inter alia strict adherence to formal procedures.

We believe that relations between the Ukrainian Internet community and ICANN regarding the administration of the .UA domain should be authorized and formalized.

Unfortunately, despite the membership of the Ukrainian Internet Association (UIA) in the Coordination Council of UANIC, the UIA was not able to receive information about the nature of inquiries sent by UANIC to ICANN on time and in appropriate content.

According to our records, other partners of the UIA in the Coordination Council of UANIC were not involved in making appropriate decisions and do not have sufficient amount of information as well.

On the other hand, Mr. Kohmanyuk and Hostmaster Ltd., the current administrators of the .UA domain, do not act publicly and have a number of secret arrangements. Such arrangements are hided from the Ukrainian Internet community. As a result, the main goals and perspectives of those arrangements, unfortunately, are not clear for the UIA.

We think that the current situation is very dangerous. Therefore, the UIA, a public organization that represents more than 90 companies (please see Appendix), appeals to you to pay as much attention to publicity and transparency of processes related to the administration of the .UA domain as possible.

You are kindly requested to take appropriate decisions involving to this process the Ukrainian Internet community because the problem of administration of the .UA domain affects virtually all Internet users and businesses that operate in this market.

In return, we are ready to provide you with any necessary information about the real state of affairs. We hope for your understanding and cooperation; cooperation that benefits the development of the Internet.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Tatiana Popova

Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Internet Association