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    IANA ims Would Like to Bid to Run IANA
    posted by michael on Monday February 10 2003, @05:14AM

    The Internet Multicasting Service (Carl Malamud, Chairman), the people who participated in that genuinely innovative and non-profit bid for .org that never had a chance against the .org insiders, has found a new windmill to tilt against: the IANA procurement. And they've written a very good expression of interest to DoC. It's a must-read with three key points:
    1. We can do it better, cheaper
    2. Lots of other folks could do it well too, and the public interest would be served by letting them bid
    3. "ICANN's performance of the IANA function is a subject of considerable controversy, which threatens the stability, security, and reliability of the Internet."
    [Update: 02/10 20:28 GMT by M: Added links to news coverage.]

    The Malamud letter notes that the IAB and the RIRs are unhappy with the current administration of IANA. Oddly, it doesn't make much of the intense dissatisfaction of key ccTLDs. Chairman Malamud, meet Chairman Black?

    [Update: 02/10 20:28 GMT by M: Coverage at zdnet (uk): Matt Loney, Flak flies over ICANN contract renewal.

    See also related coverage of the Nominet angle collected here.]

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    No need to drag the ccTLDs into it
    by phoffman@proper.com on Monday February 10 2003, @10:54AM (#11137)
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    IMS made the right decision to argue on the merits of what they can do well, not what ICANN has done wrong (since the DOC obviously thinks they have done fine). Instead of harping on what folks have already heard over and over, IMS points out that the other two parts of IANA also have some room for improvement, and that IMS is in a better place to fix them than ICANN itself.
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    Part of the Vixie Root?
    by isquat on Tuesday February 11 2003, @06:56AM (#11142)
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    Was't IMS partnering with ISC (Vixie) to get .ORG? Is this 'bid' for IANA related to what is happening with f.root, which is cloning itself on a monthly basis? In a year it can be independent.
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