I also found this little nugget from IANA:
<http://www.isi.edu/iana/dns-management.html>. Network Solutions
<http://www.netsol.com> has begun claiming that the investment they made
in com, org, and net during their 3 year cooperative agreement with the
NSF entitles them to ownership of those domains, which may be a
multi-billion dollar asset. Notice, then, how Postel points out that
NSI's Internet Registry function was "previously performed by SRI
International," which attempts to discredit NSI's claim of having
"created" these domains.
NSI realizes that IANA will never let them get away with a domain grab,
and so are beginning to try to discredit the instituion of IANA. At
<http://www.netsol.com/papers/internet.html> they suggest: "Transition
the important functions now performed by the IANA to a legal authority."
I love Postel's closing shot on this issue: "IANA fully expects this
cooperation to continue and would be astounded if NSI were to adopt any
policy or take any action inconsistent with this principle."
Astounded is not a word you normally you see associated with policy
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> -----Original Message----- > From: Robert Shaw [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Monday, August 18, 1997 6:27 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: gTLD-MoU Related News > > Hi, > > There has been a major revision of the gTLD-MoU web site at > http://www.gtld-mou.org > > In response to requests for improved public information, the > gTLD-MoU interim Policy Oversight Committee is working on a > number of improvements in this area: > > * Simplification and better navigation of the gTLD-MoU web site > > * Availability of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This > is under development. See http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/faq.html > Questions that parties think should appear in this FAQ should be > sent to firstname.lastname@example.org > > * Availability of a Glossary of Acronyms. This is currently > under development. See http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/acronyms.html > Acronyms that parties think should appear in this Glossary should be > sent to email@example.com > > * More information about gTLD-MoU related events and timelines. > See http://www.gtld-mou.org/index.html#events > > * Availability of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > for receiving important announcements relating to the > gTLD-MoU. See http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/maillist.htm#announce > > This mailing list replaces the email@example.com mailing > list and prior subscribers to this list have been automatically > added to the gtld-announce mailing list. > > The firstname.lastname@example.org list remains available for general > online discussion of DNS administration activities. See > http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/maillist.htm#discuss > > * Start of a gTLD-MoU Outreach Program to assist organizations > to understand the gTLD-MoU program. See > http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/outreach.html > > * Improved information concerning WIPO's role in dispute resolution > activities related to the gTLD-MoU. > > In addition, and in response to requests to improve the openness of > the gTLD-MoU processes, the interim Policy Oversight Committee plans > to formally solicit public comments on important gTLD-MoU related > issues. > > This includes the necessarily represented constituencies and > membership > of the gTLD-MoU Policy Oversight Committee with the intent of > improving > global DNS stakeholder representation (e.g., better representation of > the business community and users of the DNS). These Request for > Comments > Proceedings are under preparation (see > http://www.gtld-mou.org/index.html#rfc) > and will be announced on both gTLD-MoU related mailing lists (see > http://www.gtld-mou.org/docs/maillist.htm). > > Robert > > -- > Robert Shaw (email@example.com) > Advisor, Global Information Infrastructure > International Telecommunication Union (http://www.itu.int) > Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland > >