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    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 14 2004, @06:14PM (#13387)
    http://www.isoc.org/news/2.shtml

      Indeed the success of the Internet raises considerable organizational and financial stresses that force existing mechanisms to evolve to cater to these unexpected demands. Specifically, new mechanisms need to be found to encourage 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, ICANN has recently completed a lengthy process of evolution and reform, and the IETF is currently in the process of reviewing the way it operates.

    Although history may provide some reassurance, it is perhaps too early to judge whether or not such rapid evolution will be successful. The key will be in encouraging the evolution by participating in existing processes such as ICANN and the IETF. The path of least risk to the operational Internet is by constructively engaging and participating in these processes; rather than attempting to create new untested mechanisms that are inexperienced and unaccustomed to the Internet’s unique characteristics.

    ISOC Understands the Internet

    Since 1991, ISOC has played a central role in shaping the evolution of the Internet: we provide the organizational home of the IETF; we administer the .ORG Top-level domain via the Public Interest Registry (PIR), we provide support and funding for the publication of Internet Standards.
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