Mr. Axel Pawlik
P.O. Box 10096
1001 EB Amsterdam
Dear Mr. Pawlik !
With this letter we want to inform you about
the processes in Ukraine related to the reformation of .UA
ccTLD and related Decree No 447 at 22 July 2003 of the Cabinet
of Ministers of Ukraine.
The Decree completes and summarises the long
process of the .UA ccTLD reformation in Ukraine in accordance
to the international practice and GAC Principles of ICANN.
This process was started in 2000 and passed long way of consultations
with the Ukrainian Internet community. The process was building
consensus between all interested and willing to cooperate
parties. The process was being coordinated by UANIC Work Group
and completely covered by the UANIC WG website http://www.ua-nic.net/
(mostly in Ukrainian). This site also contains some copies
of documents and Internet-references to all related documents.
You can find the Ukrainian and approved English versions of
the Decree No 447 and official letter from the Ukrainian Government
to ICANN at 20 September 2003 by these adresses:
With this letter we want also to explain
the position of the Ukrainian Government in respect to issues
raised in the letters to RIPE NCC from some Ukrainian ISP/LIR's
dated by August 2003.
In our opinion the concern expressed in these
letters doesn't have any real background and this action itself
represents another attempt by some people and organisations
to interfere the process of the .UA ccTLD reformation by wrong
interpretation of the meaning and goal of the Decree.
We appreciate your answer to these letters
but want to express our concern that your answer was presented
to the Ukrainian Internet community incorrectly by some Internet
media in Ukraine.
We can confirm that the intended subject
of the Governmental Decree is the reformation of the .UA ccTLD
administration in accordance to the international practice
and GAC Principles
of ICANN. In the same way, we don't have any intentions
to act in contradiction to the existing international practice
and principles in IP address distribution where we recognise
the solely responsibility of the RIPE NCC as a Regional Internet
Registry (RIR). However, the Decree designates the new enterprise
UANIC to be the entity representing the position and interests
of the Ukrainian Government, which you can contact for issues
related to the Governmental level of competence, if it will
be necessary. In all other cases we don't have intentions
to limit or interfere existing or future relations or contracts
between RIPE NCC and Ukrainian ISP's/LIR's.
We can also assure you that no actions related
to the competence of RIPE NCC as RIR will be undertaken by
Ukrainian Government or UANIC enterprise without prior consultation
with the Ukrainian Internet community and RIPE NCC.
We hope all above explains our position and
goals and will create a good basis for future contacts between
UANIC enterprise and RIPE NCC, which we would like to establish
at the first opportunity. We are also looking forward to the
planned RIPE NCC Regional Meeting for the former Soviet Union
region and will be ready to contribute to its organisation
We are ready to provide to you any additional
information regarding the subject of the Governmental Decree
No 447 or ongoing processes in Ukraine.
For any future communications please contact
me by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Yuriy Honcharuk, Director
of UANIC enterprise by e-mail: email@example.com.
This letter is e-mailed to You also.
Head of Department
of Informatization Infrastructure
and Internet Development