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    ENUM & VOIP ENUM Delegation
    posted by michael on Friday March 29 2002, @04:09AM

    rfassett writes "The requests for ENUM delegation for specific country codes has picked up. A composite list of requests accepted by RIPE and forwarded on to the Telecommunications Standardization Bureau can be found here. If I understand the process correctly, these are each now each within the 60 day review window where anyone with objections can post publicly to enum-request@ripe.net for consideration

    The delegation requests have also brought some clarity to how this process works."

    It appears that first a government must notify the ITUís Telecommunications Standardization Bureau (TSB) of its desire to have its country code delegated within ENUM. Then, only an entity approved by this government will have its request forwarded by RIPE to the TSB without objection.

    If a government has not formally announced its desire to participate with ENUM (presumably to the TSB) then any request for delegation is promptly objected to by Richard Hill of the ITU and Counselor of the TSB. Further, if a government has agreed to delegation but the requester is not the entity authorized to do so by the government, then it appears this request will also be objected to by Richard Hill. This example surfaced when TLD Networks of the U.K requested delegation for 4.4.e164.arpa on February 23 and received the following objection February 26:

    "The ITU Telecommunications Standardization Bureau (TSB) objects to thisrequest because no approval for delegation of the code 44 has yet been received from the concerned country, the United Kingdom. According to information received by TSB, it does not appear that the requestor is the organization that might in the future receive approval for a delegation by the United Kingdom."

    But, on February 28 the U.K. Department of Industry and Trade submitted its request for delegation of 4.4.e164.arpa and on March 17 RIPE passed along the request to the TSB without any objection from Richard Hill. So, one must assume that the United Kingdom approved delegation for ENUM between February 26 and February 28 and that the TSB was already notified that the U.K. Department of Industry and Trade was the authorized entity to make such a request. Thus, no objections.

    The Institute of Computer Science for the Greek government requested 0.3.e164.arpa. Richard Hill objected to this on the basis the Greek government had not notified the TSB of its desire for ENUM delegation. The China Internet Network Information Center must have fallen into this same trap as its request for 6.8.e164.arpa was also objected. Each of these entities is a formal agency of their respective governments.

    This pretty much explains the process for ENUM delegation, sort of.

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    Re: ENUM Delegation
    by RFassett on Friday March 29 2002, @07:26AM (#5636)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    it's hard to keep everybody straight. But it appears the TLD Networks noted above is the same TLD Networks recently shut down by a U.S. District Court at the request of the FTC. The FTC alleges that the companies violated federal law by failing to disclose on their Web sites that the domain names they were selling (.usa, .brit, etc) were not useable on the Internet, and by sending the deceptive spam.
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    Re: ENUM Delegation
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Friday March 29 2002, @08:14AM (#5639)
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    Well, imagine that. enum.info actually points to a functional site carrying information about ENUM. This is an egregious misuse of the namespace. Following standard procedure it should have been sold to some speculator who would leave it unused. -g
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