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    Hey ICANNwatch
    by Anonymous on Monday August 29 2005, @05:54AM (#16120)
    The Anonymous conspiracy theory spouting poster is still around. Amazing. It didn't take long for him to post more false words than the National Enquirer. Chimps run the Internet! Bigfoot seen at ICANN Headquarters! Vint Cerf is Dracula! Take it away Mr. Anonymous poster, add more trash to the ICANNwatch boards...
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    When is the .US Top Level Domain Re-Bid ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @06:30AM (#16121)
    When is the .US Top Level Domain Re-Bid ?

    Are the .US servers in secure military facilities ?

    Are the .US servers the most trusted servers to locate the 50 State Top Level Domains, like .NY and .FL ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    America's Taliban Is Here
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @06:48AM (#16123)
    Sounds like ICANN and the ISOC

    http://www.americablog.org/

    America's Taliban Is Here
    by Michael in New York - 8/29/2005 03:30:00 PM

    Watch out, South Carolina! The far right really does want to turn the US into a theocracy. And they've got a plan.

        Christian Exodus activists plan to take control of sheriff's offices, city councils and school boards. Eventually, they say, they will control South Carolina. They will pass godly legislation, defying Supreme Court rulings on the separation of church and state.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    be not partakers of her sins..." Revelation 18:4
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @05:57PM (#16125)
    "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins..." Revelation 18:4

    http://christianexodus.org/

    ChristianEx odus.org is coordinating the move of thousands of Christians to South Carolina
    Rather than spend resources in continued efforts to redirect the entire nation, we will redeem States one at a time.

    http://whois.SC.US

    http://Christian.Ex odus.SC

    SC operates their own root-servers in SC, what a concept. Come on down u'all. Stay a'while.
    [Thumb your nose at Dave Farber's .SC servers]
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Statement on USG .xxx Intervention Gains Support
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @06:05PM (#16126)
    Statement on USG .xxx Intervention Gains Support

    Great Headline.
    Some people read only the headlines.
    Some people read that as, "USG .xxx Intervention Gains Support"

    One of the problems with academics is that they
    do not understand how IQ-challenged people interpret
    what they see or read, if they can read.

    The Next Generation is 99% pictures. The ICANN
    web site has zero appeal to 99% of the .NET users.
    Where are all of the pictures of the ICANN staff
    and the ICANN campus-like office headquarters ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Who Really Owns a .COM Name Like GOOGLE.COM ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @07:00PM (#16129)
    Who Really Owns a .COM Name Like GOOGLE.COM ?

    Who owns what Google publishes ?

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,39020369,3 9215191,00.htm

    Pornography site files suit against Google
    Dawn Kawamoto
    CNET News.com
    August 26, 2005, 15:10 BST
    Perfect 10 alleges that Google is infringing its copyright by displaying and linking to thousands of its images

    What happens if Countries, States or Computer
    Vendors set up their own version of GOOGLE.COM ?
    [with or without content customers prefer]
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Bush, Pornographers Bash .XXX
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @07:10PM (#16130)
    http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,68640,00. html

    Bush, Pornographers Bash .XXX

    Bush and the porn industry are united against the proposed .xxx top-level domain.

    I don't know whether to be amazed or scared that the adult industry and the Bush administration agree about something.

    Regina Lynn

    Visit reginalynn.com to find out where you can meet Regina in person and to join the Sex Drive forum.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    A Canadian Focuses on U.S. Department of Commerce
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @07:16PM (#16131)
    A Canadian Focuses on U.S. Department of Commerce

    Doesn't Canada have any elected officials ?
    [duh, that's right, Canada is protected by the
    U.S. DOD that they do not have to pay for. Clever]

    http://news.com.com/Bush+administration +objects+to+.xxx+domains/2100-1028_3-5833764.html

    ICM Registry--the for-profit company in Florida that plans to operate the .xxx registry--has told ICANN it would agree to a month's delay in the approval process to permit it to "address the concerns" raised by the Bush administration and other governments.

    "We're focusing our attention on the Department of Commerce and ensuring that we're building this as a voluntary (top-level domain) for responsible companies," Jason Hendeles, founder of ICM Registry, said in a telephone interview on Monday.

    Hendeles said that although the .xxx application is "already approved," his company is willing to try to allay fears about legitimizing pornography. "The industry has existed for a long time and is growing internationally and is doing what it can to fight child porn and to be a responsible industry," he said. "This is an opportunity for all the different voices to come together."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    First Define a Planet and THEN Select a Name
    by Anonymous on Tuesday August 30 2005, @07:32PM (#16133)
    First Define a Planet and THEN Select a Name

    Planet .XXX the 10th Planet

    http://www.iau.org/IAU/FAQ/2003_UB313.ht ml

    "We repeat below an earlier announcement of an IAU Working Group for establishing a definition of a planet. The discovery of 2003 UB313 has precipitated the need for such a definition in order to decide whether 2003 UB313 is to be classified as a planet or not. Until then the object will not be given an official name by the IAU."

    Planet .XXX the 10th Planet

    http://www.XXX.Planet
    [ooops ICANN does not allow .Planet or .Mars or .SUN]
    By the way, How much did .SUN pay the ISOC to
    make sure the .SUN TLD was not discussed ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Netizens On Duty Never Give Up Keep It Up 24x7
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 31 2005, @07:51AM (#16135)
    Netizens On Duty Never Give Up Keep It Up 24x7

    Trust but Verify - Route Packets - Remove Filters
    Messages Can Save Lives - Censors Can Cause People to Die

    We're seriously considering trying to restore some order to this city since the government has totally given up (and probably couldn't do anything anyway). The police have been looting according to reports, and the honest ones are under siege at their precincts as automatic gunfire was unloaded at one near the Quarter.

    I know it's dangerous, but I've got some experience with Foreign Internal Defense, and if there's a chance of slowing down this Planet of the Apes deterioration, someone's got to take the first step. I mean, it's Lord of the Flies out there right now. There's no order at all. No respect for private property, no respect for life.

    The situation has got to be desperate for a lot of people sweltering in the heat with no food and water, no place to crap, no clean clothes, no place to sleep.

    I do not want to be an alarmist, but people who have the means to leave the greater New Orleans area need to do so. The infrastructure required to maintain a city is down. It could be a long time before it's back up. There will be too many people fighting for exceptionally scarce resources. It's one of those situations where you need A in order to fix B, but you can't do A until C happens and C can't happen until B is finished.

    Right now, it's a matter of survival. There are 3 important aspects to surviving this: you need food/water/medicine, you need personal protection, and you need the means to conduct personal hygiene in such a way that you're not creating more of a problem than you're solving. For any media out there reading this, it would be very helpful for you to post guidelines for survivalist hygiene. This aspect is often the most overlooked. The possibility for disease is very high, especially in an area already infested with mosquitoes, roaches, flies, and rodents. Throw in dead bodies and unsatisfactory hygiene capabilities, overflowing sewage, etc. and you've got a recipe for an absolute disaster.

    And then, there are looters, drug addicts who can't get their fix, and opportunists.

    Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. We are already instituting our own rules and guidelines for hygiene, personal behavior, etc. Effective use of time NOW is critical. Problems need to be dealt with before they exist, because they will exist and you don't want to have critical situations occur when you're dealing with something else.

    The most important thing of all is to keep a clear head. When people freak out (women especially, sorry if you think that's sexist, but I'm telling you how it is), it adds an element of stress and wastes time and effort that could be directed elsewhere. Stay calm, use your head, set your priorities, act, evaluate your situation constantly, and remember that everyone is in this together. It's easy to want to step on everyone else to effect your own survival, but remember that every person who dies becomes a sanitation risk to you.

    There it is. I am expecting the worst and preparing for it.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    #1 Move the People These people may never go back
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 31 2005, @08:23AM (#16137)
    Here in Lake Charles, our main shelter is full at between 1,700-to-2,000 evacuees. 400 are on their way from Houston after being booted from hotels, either for lack of money or - unconfirmed, but overheard - to make room for people with reservations. A lot of plans, from before the storm hit but after the evacuation orders were made, called for gradually moving evacuees closer to New Orleans as time passed. However, many of our evacuees here aren't just looking for shelter – they're asking for jobs. Those mostly lived paycheck-to-paycheck, and with N.O. gone, there's no more paychecks.

    These people may never go back, no matter what's done to rebuild.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    an entire city is disappearing
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 31 2005, @08:29AM (#16138)
    The New Orleans newspaper is (AFAIK) for the first time in its history *only* printing online. Its offices have been abandoned, and there are no means of printing a paper edition. These reporters have been doing an astounding job of covering an unfathomably large, complex, horrible series of events.

    I've heard a number of friends -- including displaced pals -- say that the story unfolding in New Orleans feels to them a lot like 9/11. This was the largest national disaster we'd ever seen in America. It changed New York, and the country, forever. In both, great human suffering. But on 9/11, two buildings that had become an iconic part of a great American city disappeared. Now, it's as if an entire city is disappearing.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Katrina Blows Away Artificial Scarcity Road-Blocks
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 31 2005, @10:35AM (#16139)
    Katrina Blows Away Artificial Scarcity Road-Blocks

    The U.S. Government is pulling out the stops and
    opening up artificial scarcity road-blocks in many
    forms.

    IANA address allocations are history. ARIN can
    close the doors. New dynamic network technology
    is allowing people in disaster areas to connect
    via WIFI with power turned up that exceeds the
    FCC limits and the artificial road-blocks. They
    can now use .LOCAL and other name-spaces without
    calling ICANN for approvals.

    Federal lands and State parks are being opened
    to allow people to move, homestead and farm the
    land and start a new life. WIFI is free in those
    areas.

    Oil reserves are being opened up. Air pollution
    laws are being suspended to allow fuel production
    to run 24x7.

    Basic survival is now the priority. New Orleans
    will now become a very large DOD naval-military
    base and marina. The water will not go away with
    the ocean on one side and a major inland lake
    on the other side.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Dear ICANNWatch
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 31 2005, @10:57AM (#16140)
    The Anonymous Poster is back, continuing to add unrelated postings as part of his agenda to drive away comments and make some kind of statement about ICANN, conspiracy theories, and Bernie Ebbers and how he caused Hurricane Katrina to hit the US...
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Apple Reveals ISOC.IETF Intervention Blocks Tech
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @06:12AM (#16141)
    There is something very strange about the scenes
    coming from New Orleans. Where are the WIFI
    phones ? The $50 Radio Shack routers run on
    12 volts DC. Cars and boats use 12 volts DC.
    There are cars and boats in the pictures, but
    people claim phones do not work. Where is the
    ubiquitous IP grid-agent packet technology ?
    The year is 2005 not 1905.

    What role has the ISOC, the IETF, ICANN and
    ARIN played in SUPRESSING technology ?

    Will the U.S. Government be asking that when
    they try to determine how a major city has been
    lost to wind and rain ?

    http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/cu rrent/msg37340.html
    What happened here was *not* that the DNSEXT working group disagreed with
    me on the technical details of my solution. What happened was that the
    DNSEXT working group disagreed with me on the problem statement. I said,
    "Here's a proposed way to do simple effective service discovery using
    existing DNS record types." The DNSEXT working group said, "The DNS
    protocol is not to be used for service discovery. We forbid it, and
    furthermore, to prove the point, we're going to design a protocol of our
    own that superficially looks like yours but can't be used for service
    discovery." It was a "poison the well" response. They didn't create LLMNR
    because they thought that a DNS-like multicast-based name lookup protocol
    was a good idea. They created it because they saw it as the lesser of two
    evils. It was a case of, "If we don't create this, then Stuart will
    create something worse."

    http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/i etf/current/msg37374.html

    >i want to correct  bills concern  that  , " peters public root server
    >system" is
    >an alternative for  the existing ones  and there are several others .
    >
    >
    At the risk of starting down a tangent, the IETF does not, as a
    technical matter, accept the validity of so-called alternate roots.
    See RFC 2826.

            --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

    http://www1.iet f.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg37410.html

    I favor adoption of LLMNR because in a world of disconnected and intermittently connected networks there's a need for applications to still be able to work - and being able to "work" includes being able to lookup the same DNS names that the applications would normally use in a connected network.

    I favor discouraging use of mDNS because I believe it harms interoperability of Internet applications and operation of the DNS. I would like to see a solution for the lookup of local names that did not have these characteristics. If that solution can be derived from the mDNS protocol, that's fine with me, but it shouldn't overload the DNS lookup APIs nor should it borrow the DNS name syntax.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    mainstream media refuse to cover:
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @07:20AM (#16142)
    There are other reasons too. People have been following NOPD police scanners and posting news that the mainstream media refuse to cover:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1 474267/posts

    Some rescue services are refusing to enter due to armed thugs roaming the streets with ak47 assault rifles, carjacking, mugging and murdering people.

    Law enforcement officials have been captured on videotape participating in the looting.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Titanic Replay: The Haves Are Being Bused Out
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @07:25AM (#16143)
    Titanic Replay: The Haves Are Being Bused Out

    The Have Nots are not allowed on the buses.

    Ironic, the Haves like this form of busing.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Will ISOC's Censorship Be Reviewed ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @07:38AM (#16144)
    Will ISOC's Censorship Be Reviewed ?

    What role did ISOC play in censoring
    communication ?

    What happens if people's lives are put in jeopardy because of ISOC's censorship ?

    Is ISOC still endorsing people who Black-Hole packet traffic ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Responsible Sound Advice From Verisign
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @07:42AM (#16145)
    RE: trying to move web site for New Orleans schools

        * From: Hannigan, Martin
        * Date: Thu Sep 01 11:13:42 2005

    >
    > Outside the NANOG charter, but given the current
    > circumstances, this seemed
    > to be a reasonable forum for suggestions on solving this problem.

    I suggest everyone move with caution on making any unauthenticated
    changes on the fly for anyone claiming to be impacted by the storm.
    I know we all feel badly, but this is a good opportunity for miscreants, phishers, and scammers to wreak havoc.

    -M<

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    the concept of "name ownership" in a crisis ? DUH
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @07:57AM (#16146)
    We're probably rehashing the DNSEXT discussion here, but I wasn't part of the DNSEXT discussion.....

    LLMNR allows me to treat names in a different way than mDNS does.
    If I have a name that I'm certain I own (this box is, with high certainty, the only one in the world named HALVESTR-W2K02.emea.cisco.com), LLMNR allows me to assert that name on a LAN even when the DNS is not available, or when that name is not currently asserted in the DNS.

    mDNS, as I understand it, doesn't allow me to do that - I would have to assert "HALVESTR-W2K02.local", or "HALVESTR-W2K02.emea.cisco.com.local".

    If we separate the concept of "name ownership" from "name assertion mechanism", and regard the DNS as just one mechanism of name assertion, then the problem reduces to "how do I prove that I have rights to the name", rather than "what name should I assert".

    I think the LLMNR spec, which only talks about mechanism, is missing a reference to some other document (which may not exist, being too controversial to get written) laying out a theory of name ownership, in which both DNS and LLMNR fit as assertion mechanisms.

    Not that I can say, based on this, that one of (LLMNR, mDNS) is better than the other. But it certainly emphasizes the fact that they're attacking the problem from completely different perspectives.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "the project ran out of funding" or CLUE ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @06:48PM (#16158)
    "You choose" in the DNS case is because you believe (presumably) in
    the chain of servers between you, the root node and the
    authoritative server for my domain; in the LLMNR *or* mDNS case, it
    would be "because he's here and he says so".

            What I'm missing in this story is how the application finds out who said
            so. So either you need to allow "Harald said so" for all applications or
            for none of them. That is not good.

        Yep.
        In the DNS case, "the DNS server I asked said so".
        In the LLMNR and mDNS case, "the machine that answered my multicast said so".

        Flight of imagination: DNSSEC-Signed records (with the SIG/KEY chain in additional data?) would seem to be one possibility to "prove" that the data being presented was "legitimate" under DNS delegation rules, even when you don't have a present connection to the Internet.

        My imagination doesn't fly far enough at this time of night to figure out any relationship beteen a ".local" name and the term "legitimacy". But it's late in the evening, so my imagination is not flying very far - perhaps mDNS works because they deliberately abandoned the idea of name ownership.

    the TBDS work presumed a shared, common name space (the DNS as we know it today) - where each node is "imprinted" with its FQDN
    and is tagged w/ an x509 cert. The DNS delegations are signed. a change w/ TBDS is that each node runs a DNS server, not just a
    stub resolver. so it can ask questions and cache answers.... and when it (the node) runs "into" an authoritative server for something "higher"
    in the heirarchy, it can "flush" the more specific data in favor of the authoritative stuff. This does not prevent random nodes from trying to
    spoof being who they are not, but w/ the extra data (signed delegations & x509 certs) the receiving node does have somewhat more data
    on which to evaluate the "viability" of any given reply ... With TBDS, it is also possible to assert extensions to the namespace, but they would
    only be honoured by parties that share the same security/trust "hooks" e.g. if we both know the "secret password" then our use of the .piglet TLD
    works.... for us. Others ignore these queries. mDNS seems to have taken this idea but restricted it to a single extention, e.g. .local

    (and yes, there are many fine minefields here, but the project ran out of funding)
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    From SENATOR THE HON RICHARD ALSTON
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @08:37PM (#16162)
    http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/propos als/comments/scanned/alston.htm

    SENATOR THE HON RICHARD ALSTON

    Minister for Communications, the Information Economy and the Arts

    Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

    I

    -8 Oct 1998

    The Hon. William M. Daley

    Secretary of Commerce

    National Telecommunications and Information Administration

    United States Department of Commerce

    14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W.

    Washington, DC 20230 USA

    Dear Secretary Daley

    I note your receipt on 2 October of proposed Articles of Incorporation and By-laws for a new non-profit organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

    The Australian Government broadly welcomes the proposed establishment of ICANN. It considers the ICANN proposals will provide a strong framework for effective reform and management of the domain name governing structure. The Australian Government also recognizes the quality and standing of the proposed initial board members.

    I would like to register, however, two important concerns.

    First, the documentation does not explicitly recognize the continuation of the authority of national governments to manage or establish policy for their own ccTLDs. This right was explicitly recognized in the US White Paper released in June 1998. The Australian Government requests that such provision appear in the By-laws of the ICANN as eventually recognized by the US Administration.

    Second, the Australian government would prefer a change in the mix of the initial governing board to also include a representative from a developing Asian country. It is important for the credibility of the new organization in developing markets that the interests of developing countries be seen to be represented in its formation. Further, the balance between European and total Asia-Pacific representation on the interim board should not be equal. Users in the Asia-Pacific account for 15% of global users of the internet, while users in the European Community account for just over 17%, (North American countries accounts for 60%). It s important that the board representation reflect the global nature of the internet.

    I look forward to furthering our consultations.

    Yours sincerely,

    RICHARD ALSTON

    Minister for Communications,

    the Information Economy and the Arts
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    announced the resignation of Dr Paul Twomey
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @08:59PM (#16164)
    Alston thanks NOIE CEO for important contribution

    The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, today announced the resignation of Dr Paul Twomey as CEO of the National Office for the Information Economy.

    Established by the Prime Minister in 1997, NOIE is the lead Commonwealth agency for information economy issues, including internet and e-commerce policy. Dr Twomey is the founding Chief Executive.

    'It is with some sadness that I announce Dr Twomey's resignation. He has done a splendid job in developing policies to further Australia's progress into the information age," said Senator Alston.

    'Dr Twomey has been a tireless advocate of the benefits of the internet and e-commerce for Australian business and communities. He has played an important role in the international negotiations and conferences developing the global rules and policies for the internet. His personal diplomacy has helped give Australia a leading voice in these fora.

    Some of the Government's achievements during Dr Twomey's term at NOIE have included:

        * Establishing a National Strategic Framework for the Information Economy
        * Recognising electronic commerce in law through company law reform, the Electronic Transactions Act and the Digital Copyright Act
        * Establishing a new capital gains tax regime for venture capital and start-up innovation companies
        * Promoting personal data protection through the Privacy (Private Sector) Bill
        * Regulations of online content through the Broadcasting Services Amendment Act
        * Persuading APEC to adopt principles for the fair negotiation of international internet connections
        * Leading a coalition of governments and international organisations to crack down on cybersquatting and establish low-cost online dispute resolution processes
        * Running a nation-wide public awareness program, including the E-Commerce Summit at Parliament House in 1998, Online Australia Year, and 17 summits across regional Australia.

    Dr Twomey has also resigned from his positions as Special Adviser for Information Economy and Technology and the Government's IT Investment Coordinator.

    Dr Twomey has been a leading figure in the foundation of the international organisation responsible for the technical administration of the internet - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

    He has informed the Government that he wishes to leave his full-time positions to return to the private sector.

    In recognition of his key role at ICANN, Senator Alston also announced that the government is appointing Dr Twomey to the part-time role as Australia's Special Representative for ICANN and the Domain Names System. He will continue to serve as the Chair of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee.

    Dr Twomey's resignation will be effective from 24 July 2000.

    Media Contact:
    Sasha Grebe
    Website: www.richardalston.dcita.gov.au

    65/00
    10 July 2000
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Finally - Registrars Route Around ICANN Policies
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 01 2005, @09:56PM (#16166)
    Dotster to Give Away Whois Protection

    September 1, 2005 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) --Domain registrar and Web provider Dotster (dotster.com) announced on Thursday it will give away free WHOIS privacy protection on every .COM and .NET domain registration. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers requires registrars to keep a public WHOIS database of all registered domains along with the name, address, phone number, and email address of the registered individual or organization.

    The information is hidden through Dotster's WHOIS privacy protection, so that WHOIS searchers will see Dotster's corporate information, including an anonymous email address that blocks out any spam and viruses while enabling the domain owner to recover any important messages. The abuse of information in the WHOIS database is one reason that Dotster is offering the free Privacy Post registration services.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    http://www.blm.gov/offline/
    by Anonymous on Friday September 02 2005, @07:01AM (#16167)
    http://www.blm.gov/offline/

    We apologize, but the page you are seeking
    is temporarily unavailable.

    We are working to improve the security of BLM Websites and are restoring site elements as they are ready for reconnection.

    The BLM Website is an important aspect of customer service, and we take seriously our obligation to protect and ensure the integrity of our internal information systems and the online information we provide to our customers. Improving security in the short term will also allow the BLM to serve you better in the future.

    In addition, the BLM is currently involved in a court action in which the adequacy of information security is an issue. Failing to demonstrate adequate protections could result in a much longer-term, mandatory disconnection. As a consequence, it is imperative that all sites be properly secured and tested before being reconnected.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Open the Land and Move the People to Camps
    by Anonymous on Friday September 02 2005, @07:15AM (#16168)
    AtchafalayaBasinFloodwaySystem    LA    USArmyCorpsofEngineers
    AtchafalayaNationalWildlif eRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    BayouBodcauReservoir ;   LA    USArmyCorpsofEngineers
    BayouCocodrieNationalWildl ifeRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    BayouSauvageNationalWildli feRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    BayouTecheNationalWildlife Refuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    BigBranchMarshNationalWild lifeRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    BlackBayouLakeNationalWild lifeRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    BogueChittoNationalWildlif eRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    BonnetCarreSpillway    LA    USArmyCorpsofEngineers
    BretonNationalWildlifeRefu ge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    CaddoLake    LA    USArmyCorpsofEngineers
    CameronPrairieNationalWild lifeRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    CaneRiverCreoleNationalHis toricalPark    LA    NationalParkService
    CaneRiverNationalHeritageArea     LA    NationalParkService
    CatIslandNationalWildlifeRefu ge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    CatahoulaNationalWildlifeR efuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    CreoleNatureTrail    LA    DepartmentofTransportation
    D'ArbonneNationalWildl ifeRefuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    DeltaNationalWildlifeRefug e    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    GrandCoteNationalWildlifeR efuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    HandyBrakeNationalWildlife Refuge    LA    FishandWildlifeService
    J.BennettJohnstonWaterway ;   LA    USArmyCorpsofEngineers
    JeanLafitteNationalHistori calParkandPreserve    LA    NationalParkService
    KisatchieNationalForest ;   LA    USDAForestService
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Fort Bush Taking Shape in New Orleans
    by Anonymous on Friday September 02 2005, @10:17AM (#16169)
    Fort Bush Taking Shape in New Orleans

    You are looking YEARS of military occupation
    and a complete re-design of the city. The
    troops in IRAQ now have a new job. The navy
    is in the gulf and heading toward the port.
    That is the gulf of Mexico not the other gulf.

    Here Come the Troops
    Just saw 2 CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopters pass by overhead, and now on cam you can see what looks like a whole batallion of troops roll toward the Convention Center.
    The City is ON FIRE
    Teams Alpha and Bravo finished the medium range recon and there are 3 separate locations on fire. We have pictures coming shortly.

    During the recon, I spoke to some Federal Marshalls and NOPD. Morale is LOW. Very low. They're not seeing the military presence they say they were promised. I told those guys they can't possibly imagine how much we (the world) appreciate their dedication. I asked what civil rights the citizens have and the US Marshalls looked at me like I just fell off the turnip truck and chuckled. I asked if citizens can have guns for protection and he said if someone thinks he needs a gun, he should have already evacuated. He also said they are setting the city on fire.

    The NOPD wants to know where "the two active duty brigades" were that he says they were told were supposed to arrive today. When I asked him what he would want to tell the world, he said Everyone keeps talking about the military presence in the city, and then asked me," Do you see any military around here" in dusgust.

    We reconned our roof also, to get a better view of the city and took... I hesitate to call them "amazing" pictures. My city... it has been punched in the face and is on the canvas being counted out.

    And yes, that's smoke you see out of the windows. The city is under a haze from the fires. Smoke and ash are floating miles away from the fires.

    To Jesse Jackson
    Dear Sir:

    Respectfully, I submit that you should shut the hell up. Looting and lawlessness IS the problem. The National Guard choppers are BEING SHOT AT. The NOPD are BEING SHOT AT. You want to focus on the levee? So do they, but check this out: THEY CAN'T UNTIL THE MOB STOPS ATTACKING THE RESCUE OPERATION.

    I know you're looking at this situation with concern for the racial implications of the deterioration of civilization out here, but this is bigger than whether people are going to be racists after this is over. This is about rescuing the masses i.e. life and death.

    I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and blame your stupid comments on your lack of knowledge of the situation. Don't prove me a fool for doing so.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    160-bit .NET Technology in New Orleans
    by Anonymous on Friday September 02 2005, @10:30AM (#16170)
    160-bit .NET Technology in New Orleans

    You roll into New Orleans in your Hummer with
    WIFI and WI-MAX gear. You know what your
    40 character domain name is. Each character
    gives you your 160-bit UNIQUE ID.

    DHT technology is based on 160-bits.
    An IPv4 packet header has 160-bits.
    You connect and start communicating.
    No IANA or ICANN needed.

    4-Bit Symbol Set
    0000 0 .
    0001 1 C
    0010 2 D
    0011 3 E
    0100 4 I
    0101 5 M
    0110 6 N
    0111 7 O
    1000 8 P
    1001 9 R
    1010 A T
    1011 B U
    1100 C V
    1101 D 3
    1110 E 8
    1111 F 9
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Any New TLDs and Registries to Provide JOBS ????
    by Anonymous on Friday September 02 2005, @11:30AM (#16171)
    Any New TLDs and Registries to Provide JOBS ????

    Where is the Australian-run ICANN ?

    Laura Bush wisely points out that displaced
    people need to enroll their kids in school
    and seek employment to beging a new life.

    Do you see any TLDs coming on-line to provide
    JOBS for displaced people ?

    Of course not, the IANA Dictator has his tight
    fist on the TLDs and the IPv4 address space.
    If he does not prosper, no one will benefit.

    Isn't artificial scarcity wonderful ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Milton's Big Bad FCC Steps in to Help Lead
    by Anonymous on Friday September 02 2005, @01:14PM (#16172)
    Milton's Big Bad FCC Steps in to Help Lead

    Will Milton be there waving his arms ranting
    about industry self-regulation and anti-U.S. solutions ?

    Friday, September 2, 2005
    FCC COORDINATING TECH AID FOR KATRINA DISASTER
    Quick notes from conference call hosted by the FCC today about urgently coordinating resources and personnel from internet/wireless service providers to get communications networks up and running in in gulf states.

    Lack of communications systems has been identified as a critical issue holding back aid, missing persons, law enforcement, etc. in crisis areas.

    FCC personnel are working throughout the weekend to coordinate these efforts with private industry, with wireless technology groups, FEMA, and state governments in Mississippi, Louisiana, etc.

    COMPANIES WITH TECH ASSETS AND/OR HUMAN RESOURCES TO DONATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS AID IN KATRINA-IMPACTED AREAS SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING

    FCC Chief of Staff Dan Gonzales (dan dot gonzales at fcc dot org) says

    FCC needs the following information from would be tech donors BY NOON EASTERN ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3.

    1) identify the provider (name of your company or group)
    2) identify assets you are willing to commit
    3) state clearly what assets you are technologically capable of providing (IP? data? voice?)
    4) what your logistical requirements are to bring that to the affected area.
    5) can you bring generators? if so what size? capacity? power levels?

    SUBMIT THIS INFORMATION TO

    PART-15.ORG (they have an online submission form to collect this data)
    or wireless@part-15.org

    contacts: Michael Anderson (wireless@part-15.org) 630-466-9090, and Claudia Crowley (ccrowley at gmail dot com), 817-292-0230.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Heading Off Economic Melt-Down in New Orleans
    by Anonymous on Friday September 02 2005, @01:52PM (#16173)
    Heading Off Economic Melt-Down in New Orleans

    Every day that the city does not function is
    another day without commerce, without payrolls,
    and without revenue to pay mortgages. A massive
    number of foreclosures on properties will be
    one more blow that will drive people from the
    area and fuel an economic melt-down.

    Sophisticated simulations, not revealed by the
    U.S. Government, help to show leaders what the
    future holds depending on what decisions are
    made. It should not take a rocket-scientist to
    see that getting as much of the city back into
    action is the only thing that can prevent the
    economic melt-down, if it can be stopped.

    The reality is that many of the people will not
    be back. They did not have the money to leave,
    they do not seem to be concerned about finding
    jobs, and likely will not have the money to
    return. There will be people with money that
    will be willing to step in and re-develop the
    City of New Orleans. The Central Business
    District (CBD) and of course the French Quarter
    will be the first place to save. Structures
    under water are likely to be bull-dozed and
    a massive marina like Monte Carlo will emerge.
    Some are suggesting Venice will provide an
    example of what is yet to come.

    Those that focus on the future will prosper.
    One of the good news items is that the U.S.
    Government is ready to act and people can
    steer the 900 lb. gorilla in directions that
    once seemed impossible. More good news is that
    ICANN and Internet thugs will not be getting
    their hands dirty doing any real work. What
    can emerge in New Orleans is an ICANN-free
    zone with state of the art services. Some of
    the major companies already are rushing to
    the area.

    The American Red Cross is doing everything it can to restore communications with its 300 shelters in the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the agency’s chief information officer said Friday.

    The agency is making progress but “this disaster is on a scale we’ve never seen before,” said Steve Cooper, the Red Cross’s CIO and the former CIO at the Homeland Security Department.

    “We have to plan that New Orleans as a city really won’t exist for the next six months,” Cooper said. Biloxi, Miss., is just as hard hit, he noted.

    The Red Cross created a task force on Sept. 1 with several of its private-sector partners, including Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Cingular, Cooper said. These companies flew in personnel to provide satellite connectivity to all Red Cross shelters in the disaster area, he said.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Live From Ground Zero - .NOL
    by Anonymous on Saturday September 03 2005, @03:48AM (#16174)
    Live From Ground Zero - .NOL

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/interdictor/

    Was waiting on the street freaking out the Federal Cops guarding the Bogs building until the actually came over to talk and found out who we are and what we're doing.

    Then Homeland Sec comes driving by and yells water and hums a 20 ouncer at our feet without slowing down. I know I'm not looking too hot right now, but come on. I'm standing out there with my flashlight on in the middle of the road, obviously waiting on a convoy.

    Bunch of stressed out, trigger-ready police and military types driving by suspicious as all hell. It's not safe just standing out on the street even if you look like you belong there.

    http://emergency.tulane.edu/
    Since my relocation to Houston, I have had more access to information about the situation in New Orleans. I was hopeful that recovery would soon progress. However, given the ongoing situation in the city, I am forced to make an extremely difficult decision – Tulane University cannot hold a fall semester on its campus.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Where Are the Public Benefit Non-Profit Companies?
    by Anonymous on Saturday September 03 2005, @03:53AM (#16175)
    Where Are the Public Benefit Non-Profit Companies?

    ICANN - ?? - On Holiday in Australia ?
    ARIN - ?? Holding a Board Meeting in Vegas ?

    Please help us to find a temporary home for 55 employees. We are looking for the following:

    Short-term solution
    6,000 - 8,000 square feet
    Ready to occupy, desks, chairs, etc
    Workplaces for 55 people
    Nearby datacenter preferable
    Internet connectivity
    Nearby housing
    Texas, Northern Louisiana, Georgia, & Florida are preferable...

    Please send any information to noah@intercosmos.com.

    I also want to take this time to thank all Internet providers who have offered assistance in secondary collocation, bandwidth and hardware. We especially want to thank National Net (http://www.national-net.com), Marlin Web Hosting (http://www.marlinwebhosting.com), and EV1 (http://www.ev1.net). They have been invaluable with their assistance.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    How Many Hummers is Dan Tobias Bringing ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday September 03 2005, @06:53AM (#16177)
    How Many Hummers is Dan Tobias Bringing ?

    The ground-zero 10x10 WIFI and WI-MAX grid has
    been established. It runs from New Orleans
    International airport on the left to the U.S.
    Government Naval Airstation on the right. At
    the top is Lake Ponchitrain and at the bottom
    is the outer bank of the Mississippi River.

    There are 100 cells. At least one Hummer is
    needed in each cell and the critical cells need
    several Hummers.

    How Many Hummers is Dan Tobias Bringing ?

    Are you bringing your fleet of Hummers Milton ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    FCC to Be Open Labor Day Weekend 1-800-RED-CROSS
    by Anonymous on Saturday September 03 2005, @06:56PM (#16180)
    http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/katrina/

    9/2/05
    FCC Reassigned Toll-Free Number 1-800-RED-CROSS to the National Chapter of the American Red Cross For a Period of One Year.

    9/2/05
    FCC to Be Open Labor Day Weekend in Response to Hurricane Katrina Relief and Restoration Efforts.

    [No need for ICANN to be open, even during the
    week. What on earth would ICANN staff be doing?]
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Changes Coming to New IP Stack Code in .NET Engine
    by Anonymous on Sunday September 04 2005, @04:53AM (#16181)
    Changes Coming to New IP Stack Code in .NET Engine

    The .NET Engine *filters* IP address space as a
    default, it has to be explicitly told what ranges
    to open for routing. Current IP stacks passs
    allow everything in, including terrorists, and
    then attempts to fight them off once allowed in.

    The New IP Stack Code in the .NET Engine has a
    16-address Golden Address Cache with 16 addresses
    that are considered to be root-addresses that are
    never blocked or filtered. That helps to prevent
    devices from being completely shutdown by
    filtering themselves off the .NET.

    When nodes join the WIFI or WIMAX mesh they can
    easily learn what is in other node's Golden
    Address Caches. Some nodes cache the addresses
    of the 2 .COM and 2 .NET servers that are close
    to them. Those are not root-server addresses.
    Those are also only 4 of the 16 addresses.
    The .COM and .NET servers are cached in their
    64-bit address form, with Port Number that
    indicates they are DNS servers, as opposed to
    web servers.

    The nodes have a preference to cache 2 addresses
    from the Civilian 10.X.X.X channel and the
    Military 11.X.X.X channel. They scan their WIFI
    and WIMAX signals and lock in on the best signals.

    The nodes do not know anything about .ORG, ICANN
    or RIRs. They are able to power-up and join the
    .NET [in New Orleans] without top-down permission
    from FEMA, the governor of .LA, CNN, FOX, or
    even the Mayor of New Orleans. The nodes are
    really dumb, they just like to connect and attempt
    to stay connected. Survival is their priority.

    Read the code, not the .NEWS
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    U.S. Government Reluctant to Reveal SECRET Tech
    by Anonymous on Sunday September 04 2005, @07:00AM (#16183)
    U.S. Government Reluctant to Reveal SECRET Tech

    The U.S. Government is obviously reluctant to
    reveal SECRET technology used around the world
    to control the masses. As that technology is
    turned and directed at the New Orleans area it
    is only natural that citizens will see bits and
    pieces.

    It is also natural (natural to some) that greedy
    organizations like ARIN will attempt to insert
    themselves into the packet routing arena to
    demand credit card payments to use IP address
    space. ICANN gets a kick-back later.

    Verisign is also stirring the pot attempting
    to create one of their classic dis-information
    campaigns to convince people the root-servers
    are in trouble and the .COM zone is not being
    used.

    1. The root-servers are not in trouble, they
    are not used. They are not needed.

    2. The .COM zone is being secured with NON-V$
    proxy servers that sit in front of the failing
    .COM infrastrucure.

    Keeping the NANOG thugs and ARIN looters and
    scammers out of the New Orleans war-zone will
    be a challenge but U.S. telcos are ready to
    help. The U.S. Government is not stupid. They
    will not allow thugs to run a major city in
    the U.S.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    FEDs Move In to Take Control of .LA -Governor Left
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @06:54AM (#16184)
    FEDs Move In to Take Control of .LA -Governor Left

    .W. is back in .LA to take control of the situation.

    The .LA Governor has left her State

    FEDs are attempting to deliver the message that
    people can not live in [or on] their private property.
    The FEDs may have to seize control and trade the
    people for like-kind property in other parts of
    the nation.

    .LA Telecommunications including Internet are still
    expected to be privately operated under the
    watchful eyes of the FEDs. The complete breakdown
    of command and control by the missing in action
    .LA government, certainly has the FED's attention.
    Many cities can learn what can happen when they
    do not plan and pay attention in advance.

    Looking ahead, people have to focus on living
    on 12 volts, off the power grid, with WIFI
    and WIMAX as the back-bone. People are returning
    to find out how they can fit into the NEW
    emerging New Orleans.

    New2 Orleans
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Reliance on the U.S.G. Makes Everyone Vulnerable
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @07:57AM (#16186)
    Reliance on the U.S.G. Makes Everyone Vulnerable

    Imagine if simultaneous with the New Orleans
    disaster the 9/11 events started to un-fold in
    NYC.

    Cities and States have to carry their own
    weight. They can not rely on the U.S. Government
    to rush in to pull them out of the fire or water.

    The private sector also needs to step back in
    after the helping hand from the government.
    The government can not support the people for
    long periods of time. The government IS people
    and who supports them ?

    The Internet should show people that in an
    ideal situation, a large collection of
    absolutely equal nodes can combine to provide
    a stable base that can not be destroyed. The
    base does not rely on top-down support.
    The .NET breaks down when you have stuffed
    shirts (like ICANN and ARIN) at the top. The
    people have to recognize that the .NET works
    because they all connect and make it work.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    people gathered in the French Quarter for...parade
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @08:43AM (#16187)
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/09/05/katrina/ main815272.shtml

    "Amid the tragedy, about two dozen people gathered in the French Quarter for the Decadence Parade, an annual Labor Day gay celebration. Matt Menold, 23, a street musician wearing a sombrero and a guitar slung over his back, said: "It's New Orleans, man. We're going to celebrate."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Taliban Moving In During Crisis to Loot Addresses
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @09:03AM (#16188)
    Taliban Moving In During Crisis to Loot Addresses

    Amazing, ARIN and NANOG thugs never let up.

    http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/ppml/2005-S eptember/004014.html

    Michael.Dillon@btradianz.c om Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
    Mon Sep 5 11:50:04 EDT 2005

    > What would people here think of allocating part of IPv6 to
    > alternative registries?  Would it make a difference in your
    > opinion if the registries were national?  Would it make a
    > difference in your opinion if the ITU were coordinating?

    I think that it is an excellent idea to allocate part of
    IPv6 to an alternative registry. However, I am opposed to
    doing this through political organizations such as the ITU
    or national governments. I think it should be done scientifically
    but this does mean that we need to wait until researchers
    can scientifically analyze the distribution of IPv6 address
    needs throughout the world for the next 50 years or so.

    What would help is for the RIR community to define the kind
    of research questions that need to be answered in order to
    make intelligent plans for IPv6 allocation. Those answers
    may show that that an alternate geographical allocation
    scheme is needed, or they may show that current allocation
    schemes are sufficient, or they may show that some modifications
    to current allocation schemes will better meet the needs
    of the entire planet in a fair and balanced way.

    We don't know the answers to these questions. This create the
    vacuum in which political solutions thrive. However, it is
    possible to get answers to many of these questions before
    we NEED to decide on alternative registry schemes. The prudent
    course of action is to encourage and support this research
    and to defer the decisions as to the details of any alternative
    registry scheme.

    --Michael Dillon

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Community Wireless within New Orleans Area
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @10:04AM (#16189)
    On Friday, the FCC held a conference call with wireless internet service
    providers and representatives of tech companies including Intel, Cisco, and
    Vonage -- the goal was to urgently coordinate private and public sector
    resources to get communication systems up again in areas devastated by
    Katrina.
    Here's one of the outcomes of that FCC conference call. In a post to a
    private mailing list for community wireless organizers, Sascha Meinrath from
    the CU Wireless Network says,

      O.K. As of a few minutes ago I got the go-ahead for deploying Community
    arWireless folks within the New Orleansea.
      We've secured a base of operations and are working with Part-15 to get
    FEMA approval to operate in the emergency area. We've got people heading
    down starting tomorrow, so if you are interested in being part of this team,
    drop me an e-mail [sascha at ucimc.org].

    Prometheus radio has received dispensation to set up an emergency LPFM
    station in New Orleans, so we're interested in anyone who would like to help
    with that.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    IEEE Wireless Standards Being Pushed FASTER
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @10:31AM (#16191)
    IEEE Wireless Standards Being Pushed FASTER

    Can you imagine ISOC, IETF or ICANN getting anything done in weeks or months ?

    New Orleans will be a test-bed for leading-edge
    wireless technology. It is easier to deploy
    when you do not have legacy ISOC zealots
    road-blocking all progress.

    URL: <http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleI D=170102117>

    MANHASSET, N.Y. — Intel has convinced fellow chip makers Broadcom, Atheros and Marvell to join forces outside of an IEEE wireless LAN group to develop an interoperable physical and media access control (MAC) layer scheduled to be presented for IEEE acceptance by November.

    By working independently of the IEEE's 802.11n next-generation task group, Intel has angered task group members who accuse the Intel-led alliance of everything from co-opting the IEEE process to outright antitrust violations that could draw Federal Trade Commission (FTC) scrutiny.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    U.S. General Says "Come on Down, Bring the Phones"
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @10:54AM (#16192)
    U.S. General Says "Come on Down, Bring the Phones"

    "Go on the streets of New Orleans"
    "It is secure"

    Homeland Security tries to grind the process into red-tape. The U.S. General says, "If you can help,
    come on down".

    [Bring your Hummer, WIFI and WIMAX gear, food,
    water, rifles, camping equipment, etc.]

    P.S. Leave ICANN and ARIN at home. Also, don't
    pay ARIN a dime for address space. There are
    plenty of IP addresses for everyone.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ISOC Taliban Thug Shows Up to Screw Up Efforts
    by Anonymous on Monday September 05 2005, @11:34AM (#16193)
    ISOC Taliban Thug Shows Up to Screw Up Efforts

    http://archives.part-15.org/listarchive message.asp?id=67934&maillist=Emergency-Relief

    From:    Dave Crocker dhc2_at_dcrocker.net
    Subject:    Re: [Emergency-Relief] P15 UPDATE/Lack of INFO
    Sent:    Mon, 05 Sep 2005 08:46:02 -0700

    Marty Dougherty wrote:
    > "negative and subvertive opinions"? Give me a break.

    Here is a suggestion for everyone:

    When someone posts a message that you feel is not useful, then you should ignore
    the urge to respond to it. DO NOT RESPOND.

    If no one responds, the message dies quietly. When folks respond, they keep it
    alive.

    Probably the most difficult part of participating in a mailing list that has the
    goal of getting work done -- as opposed to being for general discussion -- is to
    stay focused on the goals of the list, and ignoring the usual temptations to
    wander off into other topics and the urge to flame.

    This thread is a good example of something that is clearly not useful to the effort.

    --

    d/

    Dave Crocker
    Brandenburg InternetWorking
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Google Buys ICANN - Who Owns the GOOGLE.com Name?
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 08 2005, @09:42AM (#16194)
    Google Buys ICANN - Who Owns the GOOGLE.com Name?

    As reported earlier by ICANNwatchers, Google is
    one of the main benefactors of the Big Lie
    Society artificial scarcity policies perpetuated
    by ICANN, ARIN, ISOC, etc. Google is also very
    vulnerable to the growing realization that THEY
    (Google) do not really own the Google.COM name.
    ISPs and equipment in people's homes can server
    that name locally. Google became an ICANN
    Registrar to try to move closer to the Verisign
    Registry, which claims to own the .COM names.

    Verisign and ICANN of course go away with the
    new distributed DNS architecture where the
    Registry is NOT stored in a central database.
    Small smart-nodes in a mesh-grid create the
    Registry, like a bit-torrent.

    Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google is not stupid.
    As one of the long-time king-pins of The Big
    Lie Society, he sees that Google can continue
    to muscle their way in and control more of the
    marketshare and mind-share. Vinton Cerf from
    the Postel Workers Labor Union will help them
    lead those efforts. Jimmy Hoffa would be proud.

    http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/vin tcerf.html

    Vint Cerf, a Founding Father of the Internet, Joins Google as Chief Internet Evangelist

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 8, 2005 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that it hired Vinton (Vint) Cerf, the longtime technologist who is widely known as a "founding father" of the Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist.

    "Vint Cerf is clearly one of the great technology leaders of our time," said Google CEO Eric Schmidt of Cerf, who co-designed the TCP/IP protocols that were used to develop the Internet's underlying architecture. "His vision for technology helped create entire industries that have transformed many parts of our lives. We are honored to welcome him to Google."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The GooNSO Council Speaks on New TLDs
    by Anonymous on Friday September 09 2005, @04:15AM (#16203)
    Subject:        [council] GooNSO Council approach to new gtld policy
    Date:   Fri, 2 Sep 2005 21:38:39 +1000
    From:   Bruce Toonkin <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    To: ;    <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

    To: Chair, ICANoodleN Board
    CC: ICANoodleN Secretary

    Hello Vint,

    The GooNSO Council in its meeting of 1 September 2005, made the following
    decision with respect to an approach for considering the development of
    a comprehensive policy for new gTLDs.

    I have attached a draft paper under development within the GooNSO that
    outlines the GooNSO approach to addressing new gtld policy issues.

    The Council decided to handle the work on new gtlds as three parallel
    work streams:

    (1)  Complete the evaluation of the introduction of the limited number
    of new gTLDS, including considering the process and introduction of the
    most recent new gTLDS (e.g .XXX, .travel, .M, and .job).

    (2) A single policy development process which would look at issues
    including
    * whether to continue to introduce new gTLDs * the criteria for approving applications for new gTLDs * the allocation method, assuming that there was a limit to how
    many gTLDs could be introduced at once
    * the key contractual conditions for those gTLDs which might
    include conditions such as : escrow policies, obligation to use an ICANoodleN
    accredited registrar etc.

    (3) A policy development process to be undertaken in collaboration with
    the Great .OZ for the introduction of new TLDs that use an internationalized
    domain name string

    The GooNSO will be seeking a budget to obtain expert advice to assist in
    these policy development initiatives.

    The GooNSO will be fleshing out the draft approach in consultation with
    ICANoodleN staff, and will keep the Board informed of developments.   Once
    the GNSO Council has a clear work program with timelines, the GNSO
    Council will request a meeting with the ICANoodleN Board to discuss in more
    detail.

    Regards,
    Bruce Toonkin
    Chair, GooNSO Council
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    Stay Tuned for Vinton Cerf as a NAT Google Head
    by Anonymous on Friday September 09 2005, @04:27AM (#16204)
    Stay Tuned for Vinton Cerf as a NAT Google Head

    It will be interesting to see how Vinton Cerf
    **spins** his new-found Google religion that
    will include a Google.Engine running in people's
    home routers.

    End-to-end ? What is that ?
    NAT is evil ? Nope, it powers the Google Engine

    Just think, while you sleep, your Google.Engine
    can help to do Google's searches and YOU get to
    pay for the electricity and bandwidth.
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    IANA Secretly Being Moved From ICANN by Insiders
    by Anonymous on Friday September 09 2005, @02:13PM (#16205)
    IANA Secretly Being Moved From ICANN by Insiders

    You can just feel that consensus growing. That
    secret NRO.NET "thing" will now become
    "incorporated". Imagine if anyone outside of the
    insider's circle floated a vapor company for
    years and then secretly created it, staffed it,
    and transferred assets from ICANN to it.

    What are those IANA assets worth ?
    One billion $$$ per /8 ?
    Non-profits of course do all of the proper
    accounting of asset transfers. Riiiight!!!

    http://www.arin.net/meetings/minute s/bot/bot2005_0808.html

    NRO Contracts

        The Board discussed upcoming contractual matters regarding IANA services and NRO incorporation. The President stated the goal was to have the documents signed at ARIN XVI in Los Angeles, CA in October.

        *  John Curran, Chair
        * Scott Bradner, Secretary (via telephone)
        * David Conrad, Treasurer
        * Bill Manning, Trustee
        * Ray Plzak, President
        * Paul Vixie, Trustee (via telephone)
        * Bill Woodcock, Trustee

    ARIN Staff:

        * Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary
        * Nate Davis, Director of Operations
        * Susan Hamlin, Director of Member Services
        * Richard Jimmerson, Director of External Relations
        * Mary K Lee, Director of Human Resources & Business Administration
        * Bob Stratton, Director of Financial Services

    ARIN Counsel:

        * Mr. Stephen M. Ryan
        * Ms. Barrie Van Brackle
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Crazy poster at it again
    by Anonymous on Friday September 09 2005, @06:58PM (#16209)
    If the 80 messages above this one didn't make it any clearer, ICANNwatch has been taken over by an Anonymous Conspiracy Theory-spouting poster. Please do something about this. It is time to require log-ins and screen comments.
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