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    DoC will put IANA functions up for competitive bid | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 26 comments | Search Discussion
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    On U.S. Telcos and FCC Draining the IANA Swamp
    by Anonymous on Monday November 14 2005, @04:44AM (#16495)
    On U.S. Telcos and FCC Draining the IANA Swamp

    In order to boot-strap their cartel, Jon Postel,
    Vinton Cerf and Steve Crocker handed out FREE
    blocks of address space, in what is called
    The Swamp. Postel, Cerf and Crocker all went to
    the same high-school in California. They built
    their cartel on years and years of cronyism.

    Now that the U.S. Telcos are building out the
    broad-band back-bone, they are finding all sorts
    of alligators in the swamp. The U.S. Congress
    and the FCC are eager to help drain the swamp.
    Companies like Verisign and Neustar are of
    course eager to help, in the name of security
    and stability, the Crocker's mantra. Cerf of
    course has moved on from the telcos and is now
    an ad-man for pay-per-click name junkies. The
    swamp is left to fend for itself. The RIRs do
    not want to go near it. Clueless UN newbies are
    off distracted Ruling the Root, what a waste of
    time that is.
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