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    .ORG is Any-Casted Network Operators are Clueless
    by Anonymous on Friday July 02 2004, @05:00AM (#13848)
    .ORG is Any-Casted Network Operators are Clueless

    People who claim they are Network Operators are
    clueless when it comes to the simple fact that
    the .ORG TLD servers have been Any-Casted.

    http://www.merit.edu/mail.archives/nanog/msg05979. html

    Being Any-Casted means that there are not really
    any specific .ORG TLD Servers, but instead a
    couple of IP addresses which are located BEHIND
    ISP's firewalls (or on the firewall/server itself).

    ifconfig eth0:0
    ifconfig eth0:1

    All .ORG traffic is then kept local in the ISP
    or the country. For large, walled-garden, services
    like AOL, MSN, etc. they can control what .ORG
    names are visible. They could also charge .ORG
    owners a fee to be visible or maybe a fee to
    be not listed. Note, people pay phone companies
    to not be listed.

    Note, the ICANN Board and that special team
    of ICANN **experts** called the Security team
    also have no clue how Any-Cast impacts .ORG.
    Apparently, they approved the approach in secret
    in conjunction with the Internet Society and
    that sham .ORG company, PIR-something which
    has a bunch of advisors that also know very
    little about the DNS and Any-Cast.

    Now, network operators are seeing wide-spread .ORG operational problems and they do not know
    why. As usual, ICANN is silent on technical
    matters which of course are discussed in secret.

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    ICANN is on Holiday the Offices are Closed
    by Anonymous on Friday July 02 2004, @05:48AM (#13850)
    ICANN is on Holiday the Offices are Closed

    Most of the ICANN Staff never even come to an
    ICANN office. They are Any-Casted. They are
    Virtual Staff. They just cash the checks and
    do not have to do anything.

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