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    ICANN, VeriSign and the Future of .Net | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 19 comments | Search Discussion
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    The .NET Insiders Will Win No Matter What
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 30 2004, @10:12AM (#14243)
    The .NET Insiders Will Win No Matter What

    It does not really matter what back-office does
    the Registry operations. What is more interesting
    is watching the ISOC insiders position to get
    their "cut" of the .NET cash-flow.

    ICANN "watchers" can watch as people like ARIN's
    CEO (former USG spook from SAIC) shape the "spin"
    (lie) to ensure the ISOC insiders are there to take
    the .NET low-hanging fruit from Verisign.

    http://www.nro.net/documents/statements/WGIG-State ment.html

    "The RIRs use a multi-stakeholder approach for the development of operational and technical policy to manage IP address space. The RIRs are structured along the lines discussed this morning. The RIRs are transparent all of the email discussion lists are open to everyone without restriction. The public policy meetings are open to everyone without restriction. The RIRs are accountable. Their governing boards are elected, the minutes of all meetings are publicly published, the budgets are publicly published, and the members direct their activities. The RIRs are inclusive. Anyone may become a member.

    The RIRs through the NRO fully support the ICANN model. The NRO is confident that this model is the best way for industry self-regulation to work in the development of technical policy for the technical management of Internet Number Resources."


    Check out the IETF where the ISOC is now paying
    insiders from the .ORG funding to make the
    right technical statements to ensure .NET
    becomes another funding source for Jon Postel's

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Vinton Cerf - Grand Ayatolla
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 30 2004, @10:27AM (#14246)


    Ayatollah (Arabic: ; Persian: یʝ) is a high title given to major Shia clergymen. The word means 'sign of God', and those who carry the title are experts in Islamic sciences such as jurisprudence, ethics, philosophy and mysticism, and usually teach in schools (hawza) of Islamic sciences. A handful of the most important Ayatollahs are accorded the title Grand Ayatollah, or Marja al-taqlid ("object of emulation"). There is usually only one Grand Ayatollah in Iraq and a few in Iran. Currently there are five living Grand Ayatollahs,including Ali Khamenei, Ali al-Sistani, Sayyid Ali,Kazem al-Haeri, and Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .NET registrants deserve/need stability
    by GideonsLastSon on Thursday September 30 2004, @03:25PM (#14248)
    User #3824 Info | http://icannwatch.jothan.at/start.php
    I have a great deal of fear that a subsequent .NET operator who cannot at very least match the current stable operation of the TLD might get selected due to what I percieve as a selection process that might show principle bias towards:

    1] A company that a stakeholder themselves or friend is involved with (you know who you folks are)

    2] ANY company as long as it is not encumbent operator.

    The impact of a transition to another operator will unavoidably cause a (hopefully) brief disruption to registration (if not resolution) systems if we learned anything from the .ORG transition.

    I hope that, whatever the outcome of the RFP process, that dispassionate and rational minds prevail in selecting the .NET operator.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Lies Bill Manning Told the U.S. Senate (Part 1)
    by Anonymous on Friday October 01 2004, @03:40AM (#14253)

    http://commerce.senate.gov/hearings/testimony.cfm? id=1324&wit_id=3865

    The good news is that USG/Verisign has finally
    smoked Bill Manning out to be the ICANN "patsy".
    In any post-war or post-dictatorship regime, governments
    and the press have to try to find out who the
    war criminals were and how on earth the abuses
    could have occurred.

    How could so many people be taken up by the
    ISOC lies about how many TLDs were possible and
    about the "stability" of the Internet ?

    How could so many people be sucked into a simple
    multi-level-marketing scheme where RIRs charge
    large fees simply for the "service" of telling
    people what unique block of numbers they have ?

    How could academics from major universities be
    so focused on the greed and feeding frenzy of
    obtaining USG and DOD funding that they do and
    say anything to maintain that gravy train ?

    How could the U.S. Senate be so mislead to
    continue that funding, taxing the American
    people to the point of extinction ? How could
    they all sit idle and believe The Big Lie ?

    See Part 2 if you ever escape from your shackles
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    A .NET Myth - or IPv4 101 and ICMP+
    by Anonymous on Friday October 01 2004, @10:33AM (#14256)
    Karl Auerbach recently defined the Internet in
    terms of packets with source and destination

    With the demise of ICMP in the core network,
    it is a myth that packets *must* have a source
    address field which contains a 32-bit quantity
    which can be used for a direct reply.

    With the increasing use of ICMP+ on edge routers
    one sees that the source address field is useful
    for carrying informational values. As an example,
    the ICMP+ message "Suspected Spammer" can be
    sent to a destination address and the source
    address can contain the address prefix of the
    suspected site. Any edge device can launch the
    packet. The destination can take it as an
    advisory, or act on it.

    With other ICMP+ messages such as:
    "Suspected Attorney"
    "Suspected Government Spook"
    "Suspected ISOC Member"

    the edge devices can inform each other what
    they see. In some cases, people can program
    their edge device to stop routing to the prefix
    specified in the source address. The ICMP+
    message enters the stack and never reaches the
    user application programs. The dynamic prefix
    table is contained in the O/S kernel which now
    benefits from many more meg of RAM than available
    in the 1980s when mainframes were used to send
    TCP|UDP.IP Those days are over. ICMP+ is what
    consumers want.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    $50,000 as Opening Bid to Buy the .NET TLD
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 02 2004, @08:10AM (#14269)
    http://www.nro.net/archive/press-releases/PR_NRO-W GIG-commitment.html

    "The Number Resource Organization (NRO) has pledged USD 50,000 to the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), as part of its continued commitment to this working group and the overall World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    .Net and National Security
    by BC Brown on Tuesday October 05 2004, @08:33AM (#14289)
    User #4013 Info
    The economic security and national security picture that is now the backdrop of the re-compete of the .Net registry agreement is far different than it was when VeriSign was originally selected to run it. There are far more users on the Internet, the economic reliance on the network for transactions now amounts to billions of dollars of eCommerce. The registries are at some level interdependent, including .gov.

    On the security front, the United States is engaged in a war and we are confronting a global terrorist threat targeted at undermining our national security by destabilizing our economic security. Our reliance on networks for communication, data exchange and as pipelines for transactions is a key factor in securing our economic well being.

    Clearly competition in this process is important. In the current environment however the most important reality is that the registry and the network have to be stable and function well. They have to be as secure as they can be and they must deliver service in a challenging, geopolitical environment that may not always be peaceful.

    In a time of war what the economy needs, what markets expect, what commerce requires is stability. Whoever can deliver stable service in this environment will have a leg up.

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