28 Nov '12, 2pm

Noss: use new TLD auction proceeds to bring more internet to Africa

Elliot Noss argues that auction proceeds should be used to fun wireless internet in Africa. Tucows CEO Elliot Noss, along with “internet in a suitcase” advocate Sascha Meinrath , have penned an op-ed for Slate arguing that new TLD auction proceeds should be used to grow internet access in Africa. In ICANN, Make a Difference , the pair suggests that the auction process for new top level domains might bring in $100 million to ICANN. Since the new TLD program is already over-funded, this money will be used in a way to benefit the public interest. Tucows may be one of the contributors to this excess funding. All four of its new TLD applications (.group, .marketing, .media, and .online) are contested. Noss and Meinrath argue the best use for this money would be to boost internet penetration in Africa (or another disconnected, high poverty area) via free wireless internet. How w...

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