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    In 6 Years Verisign Will Not Have A .NET Registry
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 02 2005, @06:40PM (#15406)
    In 6 Years Verisign Will Not Have A .NET Registry

    The .NET Registry will be distributed to dedicated
    devices that attach to .NET ISP's infrastructure
    at key locations. Each dedicated device is part
    of a mated-pair. If one is down the other handles
    the load. Small ISPs will have two mated pairs.
    The nodes communicate and exchange cyrpto key
    information to establish that they are the devices
    owned by the second-level .NET name owner.
    Possession determines ownership.

    The collection of nodes form the .NET Registry.
    There is no need for Verisign (or ICANN).

    The devices are available now, for $50 with
    WIFI and a 5-port Ethernet LAN hub. If the
    hard-wired connections fail, the WIFI carries
    the traffic. If one device is stolen, it
    self-destructs [ramps up the power and melts].
    When a new device is added it mates with the
    remaining device. The mated pairs synch up
    with their redundant partner elsewhere, to
    help ensure that a SLD.NET name continues to
    exist. Verisign and ICANN do not own the .NET
    names. The .NET name owners own their names.
    Their devices will tell you that. Just ask.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    It Is All Theater to Make .NET Owners Feel Special
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 02 2005, @07:22PM (#15407)
    The fall '05 NANOG meeting—our fourth joint meeting with ARIN—will be held October 23-25 in Los Angeles, California. ARIN meets October 26-28.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Weak effort from the directors
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @05:48AM (#15411)
    One telling thing here is all those board members that either abstained or didn't attend.

    If you are going to be on the board of ICANN, you should have the conviction to take a position on these issues - not sit on the fence. You should only abstain when you have serious grounds to do so. If you feel the process has been mismanaged, you should put your money where your mouth is an vote NO. If you feel everything is proper, you should vote YES.

    The directors who voted neither way should explain why they voted they way they did.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Is ICANN Operating TWO Roots for IPv6 Addresses ?
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @10:26AM (#15427)
    Is ICANN Operating TWO Roots for IPv6 Addresses ?

    How can that ever work ?
    What happens if different people or companies
    end up with the same addresses under .INT or .ARPA ?

    http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-huston-i p6-int-03.txt

      As of 1 September 2005, the IETF advises the community that the DNS
          domain "ip6.int" should no longer be used to perform reverse mapping
          of IPv6 addresses to domain names, and that the domain "ip6.arpa"
          should be used henceforth, in accordance with the IANA Considerations
          described in [RFC3596]. The domain "ip6.int" is deprecated, and its
          use in IPv6 implementations that conform to the IPv6 Internet
          Standards is discontinued.

          The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) are advised that maintenance
          of delegation of entries in "ip6.int" is no longer required as part
          of infrastructure services in support of Internet Standards
          conformant IPv6 implementations as of 1 September 2005. The RIRs are
          requested to work with their communities to adopt a schedule
          regarding cessation of support of registration services for the
          "ip6.int" domain.

    2. IANA Considerations

          IANA is advised that the "ip6.int" domain for reverse mapping of IPv6
          addresses to domain names is no longer part of Internet Standards
          Conformant support of IPv6 as of 1 September 2005.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Yet Another TLD Dog Selected by the ICANN Digerati
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 04 2005, @07:10AM (#15449)
    ICANN Publishes Proposed Agreement on .MOBI
    03 June 2005

    Just don't let ICANN get their hands on .INC or .USA
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Regulators Seem to Have a Need to Regulate
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 07 2005, @07:26PM (#15490)
    [Note: The new .NZ servers prevent this. The .NZ Domain Name Commissioner is a major joke. They
    made it look like some official government agency.
    As people can see, it is an out of control witch.]

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=3&ObjectI D=10329357

    Domain regulator ‘power hungry'


    By Peter Nowak

    A website developer hit by sanctions from the Domain Name Commissioner’s office says the regulator is a "power-hungry bureaucracy gone mad."

    On May 31 commissioner Debbie Monahan cancelled 350 domain names registered to Auckland-based Go Kiwi Internet because, she said, the company was unfairly exploiting its position to speculate on them.

    Go Kiwi is owned by Dennis Smith, who also owns Domain Name Management Services Ltd (DNMSL), a licensed registrar of .nz domain names. Monahan determined in a March ruling that Go Kiwi was a reseller of DNMSL and was therefore bound by the same rules as registrars, which are prohibited from registering and holding onto names for speculative reasons.
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