Governments and ccTLDs: A Global Survey at
Column at <http://shorl.com/fastokobruhako> [Toronto Star]
Think Web's virtually government free? Think again
This study is seems flawed. Here are a quote from someone who read
I skimmed through it only briefly, but this so-called survey and the
conclusions that the (I am tempted to say: so-called) professor draws from
it are downright ridiculous.
So, Mr Geist got answers from the governments of 56 countries out of about
250 countries that have ccTLDs. That amounts to an impressive 22 per cent.
Of these 22 per cent of all ccTLDs, 47 per cent are government run which
equals a shocking 10 per cent of all ccTLDs.
It is beyond me how Mr Geist concludes from 10 per cent of all ccTLDs being
government run that governments are generally "deeply involved in domain
name administration", even more so as it is pretty safe to assume that the
governments that did not answer are those that are not involved in domain
name administration and have no interest in getting involved. Also, Mr
Geist obviously ignored those countries for which not the government, but
the registry answered his survey - as it was the case for XXXXXXX.
If Winston Churchill had seen this, I am sure his famous quote would have
been: There are lies, damn lies, and statistics - and surveys tampered with
by Mr Geist ;p