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Dear Sir or Madam,

I write to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Batelco Group, through its subsidiary Sure (Diego Garcia) Limited, operates under a licence issued by the British Government to provide international public telecommunications services on the island of Diego Garcia (http://www.sure.io/aboutus.htm). Sure.io was formerly part of Cable & Wireless, the assigned sponsor and administrator for .io, the country-level internet domain for the British Indian Ocean Territory (https://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/io..... The technical administrator of the domain is the Internet Computer Bureau Plc (ICB), based in the UK.

I would like to receive from you:

- Any and all agreements and correspondence with Batelco / Sure regarding the continued operational responsibility for the .io domain.
- Copies of the original agreement made between the Government and ICB regarding the administration of the .io domain.
- Any and all correspondence with ICB regarding the ongoing administration of the .io domain.
- An annual breakdown of the revenue received by the Government from ICB for the sale of .io domains, and details of where these monies are received, processed and administered.

If you require any additional information to assist you in locating the relevant documentation, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to your full response according to the law within 20 working days of receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

James Bridle

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Bridle,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 08 April 2015 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following the date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI and DPA Team
FCO

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Mr Bridle,

 

I attach a letter in relation to your recent request for information,
reference FOI 0347-15.

 

Yours,

 

Assistant Administrator

British Indian Ocean Territory

Overseas Territories Directorate

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your response dated 7 May 2015. While disappointed that it is not possible to fulfil my request within the initial 20 day period, I understand that where potential exemptions exist, then more time is allowed. However, please note that ICO guidance states that additional 20 days are a limit, and not a suggestion, and therefore I hope to hear from you before 5 June if possible.

If certain parts of the request fall under the Commercial interests exemption, I expect to receive a full account of the nature of the exemption (as described in Ministry of Justice guidelines: https://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/inf..., as well as full disclosure of those elements of the request which do not fall under the exemption.

Yours faithfully,

James Bridle

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Bridle,

 

I attach an update in relation to your recent request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act, reference FOI 0347-15.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

British Indian Ocean Territory Administration

 

 

 

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

I am very disappointed to hear that it has not been possible to resolve this request within the twenty day extension. I look forward to receiving your response to the request no later than, and preferable earlier than, 03 July 2015, and reiterate my request that where a commercial exemption is asserted, this is applied to the minimum of information as required by Ministry of Justice guidelines.

Yours faithfully,

James Bridle

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Bridle,

 

Please find attached some correspondence regarding your FOI request
0347-15.

Kind regards,

 

Zoë
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| Assistant Administrator | British Indian Ocean Territory | Email:
[1][email address] | Fax: 020 7008 1589 |
| Overseas Territories Directorate | Foreign and Commonwealth Office
| Old Admiralty Building | London SW1A 2PA |

 

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

I am very disappointed to learn that it has not been possible to respond to this request in what has now been more than forty working days, exceeding the extension period advised by the Information Commissioners Office. I look forward to receiving your full response as soon as possible, and by 31 July 2015 at the very latest.

Yours faithfully,

James Bridle

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Mr Bridle,

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request 0347-15.

Kind regards,

 

Zoë
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| Assistant Administrator | British Indian Ocean Territory | Email:
[1][email address] | Fax: 020 7008 1589 |
| Overseas Territories Directorate | Foreign and Commonwealth Office
| Old Admiralty Building | London SW1A 2PA |

 

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