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    dot US and ICANN
    by Adam on Saturday February 12 2005, @09:37PM (#14653)
    User #2765 Info | http://www.too-much.tv/
    A shame the policy advisory committee and process that seemed secured when "redelegation" of US was being decided was not carried through.

    Karl, were you on the board at the time, why was it not fought for? I have heard that some ICANN staff (or ex staff) were uncomfortable with the outcome, not with NeuStar or anything like that, but the way NTIA placed .US separate from ICANN, treating it very differently from anyother ccTLD (but this may just be rumor.)

    Conditions under which .US operates, i.e. independent of ICANN and just about any guidance from ICANN or global community is interesting when considering discussion in WSIS and demands by many countries for a similar degree of sovereignty for their ccTLD. Been thinking about this for a while after all the WGIG stuff started last year and wondered if it were the sort of thing not to mention in those discussions. Funny old world...

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    Re:dot US and ICANN
    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday February 13 2005, @10:49AM (#14654)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I don't remember that any issue regarding .us came before the board during my term.

    You are right in that the US Dept of Commerce treats .us as if it, unlike any other ccTLD, is outside of the IANA[*] redelegation mechanism.

    [*] It is important to be clear where the decisions are made. ICANN is not IANA. ICANN does IANA only as a hired, and dischargeable/replaceable contractor)

    Given the DoC's actions over .us I am surprised that that the US DoC has not put its big foot into the .net redelegation on the grounds that the most important TLD (.net) might be moved outside of US control. [.net is the home TLD of many central resources of the net, such as the legacy DNS root servers, the servers for .com, .mil, etc]
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