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    Re:A Very Small Fraction Want to Kiss Cerf's Butt
    by Anonymous on Monday October 24 2005, @07:03AM (#16326)
    ICANN Czar reveals he is just continuing to
    promote the IANA Dictator Jon Postel's policies.

    When will people wake up and realize it is just
    a good-old-boy network of U.S. Government-funded
    cronies ? who always claim to not be tied to the
    U.S. Government despite a hidden hand of control
    that they never want to admit is there.

    > I haven't had the chance to do further study but it
    > occurs to me that Jon
    > might have been thinking about avoiding unnecessary
    > proliferation of second
    > level TLDs in .int. I am not sure the analogy below
    > quite fits the problem
    > you raise, but let me put it forward anyway as a
    > kind of stalking horse:
    > I think of the movie industry and the
    > "www.moviedujour.com" registrations
    > vs. "www.moviedujour.sony.com" or
    > "www.sony.com/moviedujour"
    > Jon might have been trying to guide registrants into
    > deeper hierarchy.
    > As to acronym registration, apart from the
    > possibility of collisions (we
    > have them in the American Bar Association and the
    > American Banking
    > Association for example), I wonder if the acronyms
    > and the formal names of
    > the organizations might also proliferate as multiple
    > languages/scripts are
    > introduced?
    > Would one introduce a first come, first served
    > regime for acronyms? Would
    > the International Red Cross get into conflict with
    > the International Rates
    > Convention over IRC? (I am just making that up, I
    > don't think there is an
    > International Rates Convention). Would there need to
    > be a kind of sunrise
    > process?
    > Could there be downsides to changing the policy and
    > if so, what might they
    > be?
    > Vinton G Cerf
    > Chief Internet Evangelist
    > Google/Regus
    > Suite 384
    > 13800 Coppermine Road
    > Herndon, VA 20171
    > +1 703 234-1823
    > +1 703-234-5822 (f)
    > vint@xxxxxxxxxx
    > www.google.com
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    Re:A Very Small Fraction Want to Kiss Cerf's Butt by Anonymous

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