And so it ends...

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Thu Feb 3 19:42:01 CST 2011


Robert,

On Feb 3, 2011, at 12:34 PM, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> Abssolutely *NOT*.  their unique status derives from the actions of a 
> contractor "faithfully executing" it's duties on the behalf of the U.S.
> Gov't.  'Antitrust' does not apply to the Gov't, nor to those acting
> on its behalf, nor to anyone operating a government-sanctioned monopoly.

As far as I am aware, the USG contract is with ICANN, not ARIN (see  http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/iana/ianacontract_081406.pdf, section C.2.2.1.3). 

>>         What about the other RIRs worldwide?
> They're outside U.S. jurisdiction.  Sherman Acg 2  is irrelevant to their
> operation.

The question was about other RIRs.  Other countries have anti-monopoly/anti-cartel laws.

Regards,
-drc





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