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    No Surprise .NET Fees Will Fund the ISOC Insiders
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 18 2005, @06:15AM (#15289)
    (11) Security and Stability Projects. A portion of the fees paid by the operator of the .NET registry will become part of a special restricted fund to enhance and facilitate the security and stability of the global Internet's system of unique identifiers. These monies will fund distinct projects; the first are outlined below.

    (12) ICANN and other contributors intends to fund a not-for-profit concern that will work to promote, and then implement, DNSSEC. Disbursement of funds to a different entity is contingent upon the presentation of the new concern's operating plan and approval by the ICANN board.

    (13) ICANN will promote the deployment of top-level IDNs generally and through separate efforts: a study defining the market opportunities/risks, global and cultural issues, and technical ramifications associated with IDN implementation; retaining, so long as it is economically makes sense to do so, a contractor/consultant to provide advise regarding DNS stability issues; and hosting regional forums with location specific organisations.

    (14) This fund will retain the services of a Standing Technical Panel, support it, and provide for travel and communications as required for its efficient operation. In the event that ICANN reasonably determines that a proposed Registry Service might raise significant Stability or Security issues, ICANN will refer the proposal to a Standing Panel of experts (and simultaneously invite public comment on the proposal). The Standing Panel shall consist of a total of 20 people expert in the design, management and implementation of the complex systems and standards-protocols utilized in the Internet infrastructure and DNS. The panel will operate as defined in registry contracts.
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