Door Number 1, 2, or 3 ?
Jim Fleming JimFleming at unety.net
Fri Jun 12 03:10:44 CEST 1998
On Thursday, June 11, 1998 7:14 PM, Craig Simon[SMTP:cls at flywheel.com] wrote: @I'm not sure I'll be able to afford to attend, but I was able to get @myself added to the participant list pretty easily, which I take as a @reasonably good indication that the GIAW is open. If I can get in then @I'm sure you others can. @ The number of casual observers to the domain name debates is clearly growing. There are now at least three directions that these people can head, plus several other forums and lists that have been around for years. 1. IANA (New) - http://www.iana.org 2. ITU/ISOC/IAHC/PAB/POC/CORE - http://www.gtld-mou.org 3. Network Solutions, Inc. - http://www.giaw.org I suggest that people get behind the people forming the new IANA (#1 above) and take the following steps: A. Join the recently re-opened "newdom" mailing list for an open discussion on how to bring the serious stakeholders together ONLINE, via the Internet. Send a "subscribe" message body to majordomo at ar.com. B. Help the current IANA "staff" incorporate as a non-profit company. C. Launch the new IANA with a 15 person board appointed as follows: 3 - http://www.iana.org and "newdom" discussions 3 - http://www.gtld-mou.org and mail lists 3 - http://www.giaw.org meeting in July and open-rsc lists 3 - http://www.ripe.net dns & tld working groups 3 - APNIC & Australian DNS discussions dns at iia.net.au D. Deploy a NEW robust collection of RFC 2010 Root Name Servers E. Delegate .US, .COM, .NET and .ORG to the legacy NSI servers F. Deploy THREE new TLDs from the CORE choices for Switzerland (.CH) G. Allow ALL other existing country code TLD registries to select 3 more TLDs H. Select a 16 person IANA Inc. Advisory Committee by Choosing 2 people from each of the IPv8 regions shown here: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/130dftmail/unir.txt This proposal should be easy for people following #2 to adopt. In my opinion, it will be the shortest path to introducing new TLDs to the general public. The 80+ CORE Registrars should be able to compete in the OPEN market place against the people that are trying to organize #3 above, behind closed doors in Washington, D.C. In my opinion, those people should be asked to supply 3 board members to the new IANA Inc. which should be well on its way to incorporation by July 4, 1998. Jim Fleming Unir Corporation - http://www.unir.com 1998 - The Year of the C+@ IS Coordinator for the AM Radio Station Registry - http://www.DOT.AM -------- Logged at Fri Jun 12 20:10:01 MET DST 1998 ---------
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