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    $Secret Meetings Show Need to Triple ICANN Staff$
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 24 2007, @02:31PM (#16961)
    $Secret Meetings Show Need to Triple ICANN Staff$

    ICANN/IANA to License ISPs and Set Up Internet Sheriffs

    Vinton Cerf and Esther Dyson as the First Sheriffs backed by Harvard Law

    IEPG Meeeting - March 2007
    22 July 2007
    Meeting Agenda
    * IANA DNSSEC systems development
    Richard Lamb, IANA
    * ULA-C
    Paul Vixie, ISC
    * Network weather map
    Simon Leinen, Switch
    * Trying to live in a dual-stack world
    Simon Leinen, Switch
    * Flow performance parameters and what you can learn about inter-as traffic
    ? - Uninett
    * RIR Update
    Ray Plzak, ARIN
    * IPv6 Transition
    Randy Bush, IIJ
    * IPv4 Exhaustion
    Jordy Palet
    * Open Resolver Stats
    Rodney Joffe

    Some notes of the meeting, taken by Geoff Huston

    $Secret Meetings Show Need to Triple ICANN Staff$

    Legacy space has been transferred. In some cases completely
    legitimately, in some cases fraudulently; and in many cases in some
    sort of grey area. Historically there were no rules. Can a legacy
    holder transfer their space to another party? Are they required
    to tell anyone if they do? If someone disputes the transfer, what
    constitutes proof? What role does ARIN play in any of this process?
    Can a technical contact initiate the transfer, or does it need to
    be authorized by an officer of the company?

    As IPv4 space increases in value I suspect we'll see many more cases
    of all possible outcomes. Hijacked space will turn up like crazy
    as people wake up and take notice. Legitimate transfers that were
    never documented will cause headaches for many companies. Companies
    that were previously friendly and worked on a handshake arrangement
    will turn hostile, and the lack of documentation will harm them

    It's IANA's problem. It's ARIN's problem. It's DARPA and the DOD's
    problem. It may turn out to be the courts problem, but most of
    all, it's the community's problem. Should netblock ownership and
    routing slots descend into some sort of Mad Max type of future we're
    all going to loose, big time. Secure routing is never going to
    work if we can't figure out who gets the certificate.

    Vinton Cerf and Esther Dyson as the First Sheriffs backed by Harvard Law

    StopBadware.org is a "Neighborhood Watch" campaign aimed at fighting badware. We will seek to provide reliable, objective information about downloadable applications in order to help consumers to make better choices about what they download on to their computers. We aim to become a central clearinghouse for research on badware and the bad actors who spread it, and to become a focal point for developing collaborative, community-minded approaches to stopping badware.

    Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Oxford University's Oxford Internet Institute are leading this initiative with the support of several prominent tech companies, including Google, Lenovo, and Sun Microsystems. Consumer Reports WebWatch is serving as an unpaid special advisor.

    John Palfrey, Executive Director of the Berkman Center and Harvard Clinical Professor of Law, and Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law Visiting Professor and Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University, are StopBadware.org co-directors. Supporting them are an advisory board and working group made up of some of the top experts in the field, including Internet pioneers Esther Dyson and Vint Cerf.
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