Stability of the Internet?

bmanning at bmanning at
Wed May 23 17:16:19 UTC 2001

> > 	There is work being done in the IETF to create such a private
> > 	use TLD.
> Where? Also, this may bring on a jurisdiction issue with ICANN/DNSO. It is
> the ICANN that is recommending new TLDs to the DOC, not the IETF. In order
> tfor that effort to comply with WIP process, it should make attempts to
> surface within relevent ICANN activity as well. Otherwise, ICANN doesn't
> know about it and can't make appropriate recommendations. I'm very much
> involved in that area and they are invisible to every one, in the DNSO. This
> effects the open/transparent process and if they don't want to catch a LOT
> of political flak (consider this fair-warning), they need to widen the
> visibility of their effort. This effects ICANN policy directly and IETF
> isn't a policy org. They are a PSO, not a DNSO.
> -- 

	The IETF work predates much of ICANN & DNSo work. Clearly
	there has been too narrow a focus if the DNSo & ICANN do
	not believe that others have considered the impact of entry points
	in the DNS and that they have exclusive understanding of the 
	ramifications of controlling this space.

	See RFC 2606


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