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    Re:Sign me confused
    by KarlAuerbach on Wednesday April 23 2003, @04:27PM (#11522)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    Take a look at the total work done under the IANA label as listed in ICANN's status reports to NTIA.

    That work consists of a few hundred repetitions of a cycle that consists of:

        - Open the big book of numbers.
        - Add one
        - Write down the result in the big book of numbers
        - Close the big book of numbers

    In general this is a couple of minutes per cycle. Which totals up to perhaps a few thousand minutes per month - in other words less than a single full-time employee's worth of work.

    ICANN/IANA spends a lot of time on ccTLD ownership questions - ICANN/IANA's staff likes to play Queen Victoria and King Leopold. But that's a political job having nothing to do with the technical stability of the net.
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    Re:Sign me confused
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Thursday April 24 2003, @02:11PM (#11529)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/
    I agree emphatically with this comment, however, what creates the additional work is not the "technical coordination" but the policy development, implementation and enforcement. When Postel was involved, that function was performed partly by him, partly by IETF/IAB, and partly (and largely overlooked) by NSF, the Federal Networking Council, and indirectly U.S. Congress (funding, anyone?).
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    Re:Sign me confused
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday April 25 2003, @11:08AM (#11531)
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    Of course it takes more than Jon Postel to manage what is properly within ICANN's purview, but how did the tasks that were once done almost adequately only a few years ago suddenly require this [icann.org] many people? And they can't even manage many of the basic tasks like updating their website(s) or ratifying their minutes in a timely manner. That is no myth. -g
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