.GP, .TM, .TV and .MQ to be Removed ?
Jim Fleming JimFleming at unety.net
Mon Sep 14 04:30:52 CEST 1998
-----Original Message----- From: Richard J. Sexton <richard at sexton.com> To: domain-policy at open-rsc.org <domain-policy at open-rsc.org> Date: Sunday, September 13, 1998 9:03 PM Subject: Re: .GP, .TM, .TV and .MQ to be Removed ? >At 03:37 PM 9/13/98 -0700, Einar Stefferud wrote: > >(A very interesting essay.) > >So, under what conditions do we remove a country code TLD >from our roots? > This is the essential question. I am not sure there is a good answer if one assumes that the U.S. Government (via the IANA) is going to direct the future. This can be compared to the situation we might have if we had an Air Force Base that was being converted to private use. Imagine what the solution would be if people discovered in the final hour that all sorts of "airlines" had been approved for landing by the Air Force "contractor". One could assume that life could then go on with privatization but problems could arise. Where there once was an indirect endorsement of the Air Force for the landings and take-offs, the private sector might take a CLOSER look. I think that is what is happening. People are now in shock at what they are finding. Some people's solution seems to be to cancel ALL of the flights and then start adding them back one by one as they are qualified to operate at a major non-military airport. This would be equivalent to removing ALL of the ccTLDs and then adding them back quickly as they present credentials. With governments now stepping into the picture (like France) some of the RSCs may have no choice but to follow this course of action. By the way, obviously the major ccTLDs would be added back in a millisecond. This would be similar to when the InterNIC put RIPE.NET on hold for non-payment. Once detected, it was quickly corrected. ccTLDs will have to watch the RSCs more closely now. Some of the ccTLDs think that their IANA endorsement (landing rights) gave them assurance of being recognized after October 1st. With privatization, the ccTLDs will now have to do their homework just like all of the TLDs. This makes them more like generic TLDs everyday. Jim Fleming Unir Corporation - http://www.unir.com End-2-End: VPC(Java)---C+ at ---<IPv8>---C+ at ---(Java)VPC http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/130dftmail/unir.txt http://www.ddj.com/index/author/idx10133.htm -------- Logged at Mon Sep 14 15:25:52 MET DST 1998 ---------
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