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    Re: Time to Organize
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 02 2002, @12:16PM (#9500)
    I read the IMS/ISC posting, and could not agree more.

    What saddens me, however, is that these are, for the most part, the exact same arguments made after the new TLD selection process in 2000.

    Does it take a group with the clout of those who invented the DNS to make people listen? Is the truth that hard to see?

    Alas, as I have felt for some time now, nothing can be done. ICANN will ignore the issues and continue to do as it sees fit.
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    Re: Time to Organize
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 02 2002, @02:24PM (#9503)
    Okay, I read it. With every competition, there is a winner and a lot of losers. IMS/ISC was not chosen, along with nine other bidders, each of which can raise arguments about ICANN and why they weren't the bid selected to operate .org. ISOC won the bid. For many reasons, there are people who refuse to accept this, who view their selection as just another attempt to keep ICANN insular and limited to a select few of "Mini-Verisign's".

    Verisign has a long way to go. While it controls .com and .net (and .org for now), its financial, marketing and customer service problems are well documented. It is not too difficult to picture a company like Microsoft, IBM or AT&T buying them out. At the same time, ICANN has done a good job opening up the market to new TLD operators. NeuStar is doing fine operating .us and .biz. Afilias is doing great operating .info (and will do a fine job assisting ISOC with .org). GNR leaves much to be desired with .name, but maybe with their new CEO they'll take a closer look at all the fraudulent registrations in their zone file. .Museum, .coop and .aero have shown how well restricted TLDs can operate.

    Perhaps IMS/ISC should prove ICANN wrong, step up and partner with a ccTLD or buy out GNR to run .name. The fact is, a competition was held, IMS/ISC did not win.
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    Re: Time to Organize -- around this?
    by pindar on Wednesday October 02 2002, @03:34PM (#9504)
    User #3505 Info
    CCTLDs admins, in particular, should be aware of


    kick the tires today and think of the possibilities ;)

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    Re: Time to Organize
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Wednesday October 02 2002, @06:41PM (#9507)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/
    I will have more to say about this later, but the IMS/ISC comments confirmed my growing (sinking?) sense that the process was engineered from the outset to make a choice between Afilias and Neustar.

    If you read no other part of the IMS/ISC paper, read this:

    "A broader reset ICANN should definitely consider is a re-examination of how to grow the TLD space. While we disagree with those that advocate tens of millions of TLDs, we think there can be a solution that allows significantly faster growth but substitutes the current heavy-handed algorithm with something significantly more lightweight, based on interoperability requirements and points of presence instead of pitches and presentations. A neutral set of well-understood rules and clear points of interoperability will create more choice, better service, and lower prices for consumers. Given the all-consuming reform process currently underway, another organization, such as the IAB, might consider studying the issue and developing recommendations on a better algorithm for growth of the gTLD space that separates policy from process. "
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