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    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday January 25 2004, @10:04PM (#12891)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    This article demonstrates a major problem - the lack of clarity regarding whether it is ICANN or IANA that is making these decisions.

    The "IANA Report" - http://www.iana.org/reports/ht-report-13jan04.htm - says quite clearly that "This report is being provided under the contract for performance of the IANA function between the United States Government and ICANN."

    That makes it clear that it is IANA that is making the decision, and that ICANN only "does IANA" because it has a contract from the US Dept of Commmerce - oops, let's be more precise - the US Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (a sub-agency of the US Dept of Commerce.)

    Yes, that deserves to be repeated - ICANN does IANA under contract to the US Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration!

    Is not the job of redelegating ccTLDs something very close to the job of recognizing what is and what is not a national sovereign?

    In the United States, that job is generally done by the US Department of State, not by private corporations, not the Department of Commerce, and certainly not by the Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration.

    Might I suggest that we have here a system of ccTLD redelegations that involves level upon level of governmental and private agencies that operate not merely without authority but contrary to legal authority.
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    Still not redelegated...
    by bortzmeyer on Thursday January 29 2004, @06:37AM (#12905)
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    One could note that, two weeks later, the actual redelegation is not yet done.

    vespucci:~ % whois -h whois.iana.org ht

    IANA Whois Service
    Domain: ht
    ID: ht

    Sponsoring Organization:
            Organization: HINTELFOCUS
            Address1: Rue Darguin 17
            City: Petion-Ville
            Country: Haiti
            Postal Code:
            Registration Date: 01-January-1985
            Last Updated Date: 01-January-1985 ...

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    Re: behind the scene .ht
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Monday January 26 2004, @03:22PM (#12896)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    Pas de quoi!
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    Re: behind the scene .ht
    by sbruno on Tuesday January 27 2004, @05:06AM (#12897)
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    C'est toujours un plaisir pour moi de contribuer ŕ enrichir les débats.
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