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    Re:The UN is Not Where One Wants to Hang Out
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 21 2005, @03:58AM (#15643)
    The next step was to try to develop registry evaluation procedures. The IANA's attempt to do this in the summer of 1996 through direct consultation with aspiring alternate TLD operators like Simon Higgs and Christopher Ambler of IODesign only worsened the acrimony, raising charges of favoritism. Alternate registries like Kashpureff's AlterNIC and Karl Denninger's MCSnet participated in a simultaneous counter meeting called by Iperdome's Jay Fenello in Atlanta, where they hoped to establish a confederation they called eDNS (e standing for enhanced). In any case, the meeting with IANA's representative on July 31, 1996 turned out disastrously. Its everlasting legacy is a hotly disputed tale of the attempt by Ambler to get immediate authorization to go online with his registry, .web. Ambler gave Bill Manning, an IANA employee, an "application" which included an envelope containing a $1,000 check (Cook 1996; Stark 1997). The envelope was returned unopened the next day, and on August 2 Postel issued statements that no commercial TLD registrations were being accepted. But the damage was done. Things looked sloppy. Though the majority of the community remained deeply loyal to Postel, his once unassailable reputation had been sullied. Ambler proceeded to accept registration payments and offer service in .web as an "experimental" TLD, and moved closer to the Alternate camp.
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