Canada's domain and IP registry
michael at memra.com
Wed Mar 13 04:57:38 UTC 1996
If you look through http://www.caip.ca you will find the following:
The IP registry for Canada has been run by the University of Toronto for
the past few years.
The .CA domain name registry for Canada has been run by John Demco of the
University of British Columbia.
This has been done mostly out of the goodwill of organizations such as
CA*Net, UofT, UofBC, and John, who have paid for this service. With
increased demand for these services, the UofT will no longer be
offering the service.
The CAIP will be taking over both registration services and will be
responsible for the provisioning of IP address and .CA domain names
So far it seems reasonable. Then we see this:
The pool and committee will also be anonymous and non-public. This is
being done in order to obtain the best possible people for the positions,
to ensure that the decisions are un-biased, and that the positions can
not be used for personal gain. The specific membership of the committee
will therefor not be published by the CAIP, nor will any member of the
pool or committee ever be allowed to publisize that they were on it.
This seems highly unusual and I wonder if any of you know of domain
registries (and especially IP registries) in other countries that are
runn by anonymous committees and most especially, on which committee
members are EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN from ever identifying themselves.
Michael Dillon Voice: +1-604-546-8022
Memra Software Inc. Fax: +1-604-546-3049
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