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    ICANN Now Writing Policies to Prevent Innovation
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 02 2005, @06:51AM (#15761)
    ICANN Now Writing Policies to Prevent Innovation

    ICANN is now writing policies that define
    "a Registry" to be a central (VAX-like) point
    of control to ensure their cash-flow for a long
    time. They do not consider a Registry built like
    a bit-torrent using grid-agent technology. The
    IETF and ISOC will of course be called upon to
    crush any technology that is not main-frame-registry-friendly.

    Essentially Consensus polices are defined as those documented at:
    http://www.icann.org/general/consensus-polici es.htm

    There is also text that defines the areas where Consensus Policies are
    appropriate.   We should consider this when looking at new policies such
    as WHOIS etc.

    >From Article 111 Covenants, Section 3.1 (b) Consensus Policies, (iv) of
    the .net agreement (same text is in other new gtld agreements).

    " Consensus Policies shall relate to one or more of the following:

    (1) issues for which uniform or coordinated resolution is reasonably
    necessary to
    facilitate interoperability, Security and/or Stability of the Internet
    or DNS;

    (2) functional and performance specifications for the provision of
    Registry
    Services (as defined in Section 3.1(d)(iii) below);

    (3) Security and Stability of the registry database for the TLD;

    (4) registry policies reasonably necessary to implement Consensus
    Policies relating to registry operations or registrars;

    or (5) resolution of disputes regarding the registration of
    domain names (as opposed to the use of such domain names). "
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