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    Secret Protocols for Policymakers Forum Octber 28
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 06 2005, @06:12AM (#16307)
    Packet Clearing House is pleased to announce the first meeting of the Protocols for Policymakers Forum (PfP-1), which will take place on Octber 28, 2005 at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, in conjunction with NANOG 35 and the ARIN XVI Open Policy Meeting.

    The agenda for PfP-1 will be organized around the theme The Clash of Administrations, and feature discussions on two of the Internet's foundational institutions, the system of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses, and the Domain Name System (DNS). Each of these systems relies on a combination of critical administrative and technological components, and each of these components is now facing new and unprecedented technical and institutional challenges. Do the Internet's current mechanisms of technical coordination represent the best platform for continuing global information economy development, or would the global stakeholder community be better served by a new approach? What are the opportunities and risks associated with gradual evolution versus wholesale restructuring? Brief presentations from leading authorities from the ITU, ICANN, US federal agencies, and major Internet coordination and service provider institutions will help set the stage for broad-ranging discussions on these topics, with an eye to revealing some familiar policy interests and trade-offs that are sometimes obscured by the complexities of network technology.
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