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    DoC "opts in" to e164.arpa | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 7 comments | Search Discussion
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    This story got it wrong
    by Mueller (reversethis-{ude.rys} {ta} {relleum}) on Friday February 14 2003, @11:29AM (#11157)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/
    DoC is not in love with ITU. ITU would like a new TLD for ENUM. e164.arpa is controlled by RIPE-NCC and the IAB guys. ITU and the US-based telecom and internet interessts have been fighting about this for months. Victory is (surprise!) expressing support for the U.S.-based telecom industry-IAB/Internet community root for ENUM and dashing hopes for an ITU root, as well as, of course, dashing cold water on free market advocates for competing roots.
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    what "unregulated" internet?
    by joppenheimer on Wednesday February 19 2003, @11:23AM (#11194)
    User #5 Info | http://JudithOppenheimer.com
    I am an ENUM Forum founding member, and it is simply not as squeaky clean as the individual pieces, looked at separately, might appear.

    To begin with, I'm tired of these VoIP aka ENUM "we are the world" articles springing up everywhere claiming that they are saving entrepreneurs and consumers from PSTN regulatory stranglehold because "the internet isn't regulated."

    That's why this story is exactly where it belongs - here on ICANNWatch, because we know better.

    ENUM people have apoplexy every time the word ICANN comes up at a meeting because they have to keep up this premise of no regulatory body on the internet - they have to make these VoIP boys BELIEVE, or they won't help bring telecom over to the Promised Land.

    How long will it take for "ICANN [to] become an unaccountable regulatory body that controls prices, services, and business practices" [icbtollfree.com] over VoIP companies too?

    Whether ICANN or whomever DoC anoints and appoints, we know the internet is regulated, so if everything's on the up-and-up, why the face-to-face lies and PR subterfuge campaign?

    Splain me that, Lucy.

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