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    The ISOC.IETF Double Standard Continues Sans ICANN
    by Anonymous on Friday August 26 2005, @10:08AM (#16103)
    The ISOC.IETF Double Standard Continues Sans ICANN

    When CISCO needed a TLD for $50 WIFI Routers
    they selected .LAN, ICANN was not involved or
    if they were, people kept it very quiet.

    When Apple needs a TLD, they pick .LOCAL from
    the tree and now point to how widely it is used.
    ICANN was not involved. The ISOC and IETF of
    course help to promote it.

    http://files.multicastdns.org/draft-cheshir e-dnsext-multicastdns.txt

    "Note also that the special treatment of names ending in ".local." has
       been implemented in Macintosh computers since the days of Mac OS 9,
       and continues today in Mac OS X. There are also implementations for
       Linux and other platforms [dotlocal]. Operators setting up private
       internal networks ("intranets") are advised that their lives may be
       easier if they avoid using the suffix ".local." in names in their
       private internal DNS server. Alternative possibilities include:



    The same thing happens with IP address space.
    The large companies take what they need and
    ICANN and IANA are not consulted or needed.
    RIRs are not paid by Apple, AT&T, HP or IBM
    for the massive allocations.

    It is one big double standard, or maybe one
    should call it two standards, one for the
    insiders and one for everyone else.

    It should not be surprising that this happens
    because developers and companies have to move
    forward to sell to the market. They would still
    be waiting to hear from Jon Postel and products
    would not be shipped to users.

    What is surprising is the number of creative
    ways the Internet Society and ICANN insiders
    have in attempting to explain away the double
    standard. It would appear to be more honest to
    say, "Yep, it exists, we do not intend to
    change, we are corrupt and like it that way."
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