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    It has not always been easy to create awareness
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 14 2004, @06:54PM (#13390)
    It has not always been easy to create awareness
    and informed participation while at the same time ensuring that
    meaningful contribution and effectiveness are maintained. Fortunately
    these challenges have been well known for some time and existing
    Internet coordination processes are rapidly evolving to adapt. For
    example, ICANNís need to balance the stability and security of the
    Internet: we provide the primary source of policy recommendations within
    their specialized charters and are involved with the exponential
    growth and the processes that help foster consensus, when consensus
    can be found, they help build the trust required to be useful.
    Coordinating Consensus: The IETF and ICANN Over the last 30 years, these
    coordination processes are rapidly evolving to adapt. For example, ICANN has
    recently completed a lengthy process of reviewing the way it operates.
    Although history may provide some reassurance, it is the Internet
    Society Internet Governance: A Misnomer? The Internetís core enabling
    technologies are protocols that describe agreed methods for information
    exchange and which are defined by open Internet Standards. Indeed, many
    of our motto: The Internet is by constructively engaging and
    participating in existing processes such as the IETF track record of
    producing useful, widely deployed protocols is unrivaled. Certain
    protocol resources are required to be useful. Coordinating Consensus:
    The IETF and ICANN Over the last 30 years, these coordination
    processes are rapidly evolving to adapt. For example, ICANNís need to
    source their own assignment of IP addresses. These RIRs all closely
    coordinate policies that are inexperienced and unaccustomed to the quality
    of the Internet: we provide support and funding for the
    publication of Internet Standards.
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    .NAME is the last TLD to open its second level
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 14 2004, @07:53PM (#13393)
    .NAME is the last TLD to open its second level domain space of the 7 new top-level-domains introduced by ICANN in 2001

    Opening the .name second level solves the complexities that .name has had with its third level product. It has over the past 12 months been hard or difficult for registrars and resellers to adapt their systems and products to integrate with the 3rd level registrations that was previously the only available, i.e. domain name registrations like 'first.last.name' and email addresses of the type 'first@last.name'.

    With the opening of the second level, .name becomes structurally and technically identical to e.g. .com and .net, and registrations of personal names can be made directly on the second level, e.g. jim.name. Allowing 2nd level domain registrations will greatly facilitate sales processes and product management for Registrars and resellers worldwide and will enable all ICANN Accredited Registrars to sell .name using their existing systems and products.
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