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    USA Goverment Relations Scholarly Analysis of the .us Mess
    posted by michael on Monday October 08 2001, @04:20PM

    Peter B. Maggs, the Peer & Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, has written a paper on "The '.us' Internet Domain" (downloadable from this page at SSRN ). Here's his abstract:
    A vast increase in usage and new legal problems are about to occur in the ".us" domain. Soon, the domain will become very popular, because anyone with a United States nexus will be able to register a second level domain name, such as "example.us". The United States government is entrusting management of the ".us" domain to a private contractor. The privatization plan is poorly designed. It will repeat the problems that have emerged with ".com" and ".biz" and create a number of new legal difficulties. This paper points out the shortcomings in the privatization plan and suggests some possible remedies.




    Meanwhile, no word from DoC on who the Contractor for .us will be, when they'll start work, or the exact terms of the deal.

     
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    Re: Scholarly Analysis of the .us Mess
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Thursday October 11 2001, @07:26AM (#2812)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/

    It isn't so.

    As far as I know, I am not a part of any proposal for .US, although in the past my name has been stuck on things without my knowledge, so who knows what this rumour is based on.

    No one has ever passed a proposal by me.

    I have not approved putting my name on any .us proposal. Indeed, I completely lost interest in .us after reading the Commerce Dept RFP, which included policy constraints (such as sunrise) that had no basis in any public support other than private lobbying efforts of a few "heavy" hitters...
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