| UANIC WG, 26 december,
Of the Association of the Ukraine's Internet market's participants
The Association of the Ukraine's Internet market's
participants (UIMPA), the constituent congress of which took place
on the 21st of December, 2000, and which expresses interests of
the enterprises from 17 regions of the Ukraine, can not remain indifferent
to the problems connected with the development of the Internet in
the Ukraine and questions of administration of so important public
resource as domain. UA.
We have to establish with regret that last year the
present domain's administration not taking seriously the opinion
of the Internet community into consideration repeatedly allowed
one-way actions to change the existing order. Our reaction to these
actions resulted in the letter addressed to the administrator of
the domain .UA Dmitry Kohmanyuk (June, 2001). Having agreed with
the accuracy of the facts submitted in the letter, Dmitry Kohmanyuk,
however, concludes a contract with "Hostmaster" ltd. without
consent of the Internet community, the interests of the part of
which are represented by UIMPA.
The Association carried on negotiations with the representatives
of the present administration in the Ukraine - "Hostmaster"
ltd. repeatedly pointing out to the inadmissibility of volunteer
actions in reorganizing the system of administering the domain.
The last round took place in September, 2001. The present administration
takes non-constructive position in the course of talks and continues
to break the stability of functioning the domain names' system.
At that the statements about supposedly full support by the Internet
community the domain administration's actions, in our opinion, don't
stand up to any criticism.
So, for example, violating the principles of equality
of all market's participants during a long period of time the present
administration groundlessly refuses the signing of the contract
with the firm "DMedia", and recently established
PE "Koordinator" without observing the necessary procedure
of negotiating with the Internet community announces the changes
in the order of administering the geographical domains of Donetsk,
Lugansk, and Kharkov.
Such actions of the present administration of the domain
.UA which administers the public resource, in our opinion, are intolerable.
In connection with the above-said our Association appeals
to the administrator of the domain of higher level Dmitry Kohmanyuk
with the demand to suspend the actions of delegated by him powers
of "Hostmaster" ltd. with the purpose of elaborating the
procedure of making changes in the existing order of administering.
The Association considers that delegating the rights of administering
to separate enterprises and also to naturals persons must be carried
out on a competitive basis attracting both professional associations
and other representatives of the Internet community.
We are also appealing to all public organizations and
associations expressing interests of the Internet community with
the request to support our statement and take an active part in
the current process of forming democratic and transparent order
of administering the domain .UA most fully taking into account our
December 25, 2001
Chairman of the board of directors of UIMPA Synyavsky К.S