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    Re: Physical location of .us nameservers
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 09 2002, @05:22AM (#9672)
    Just noting that this is not a joke:
    From The usTLD Nexus Requirements, page 2:
    Certification that the listed name servers are located within the United States – if not completed, then registration will be rejected
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    Re: Physical location of .us nameservers
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 09 2002, @09:36AM (#9679)
    Is this for real? It is utterly stupid - in fact it is a direct threat to the stability of DNS - to require that servers for .us be within the USA.

    This policy condemns those outside the US - including US citizens who travel, or for remote offices of US companies - to additional and unnecessary risks that .us names may fail to resolve.

    ICANN condemns alternate roots as a threat to stability, yet ICANN has demonstrated again and again that ICANN and the its policies it encourages, and in this case the policies it tacitly approves by its silence, are the a real and direct threat to the stability of the domain name system.
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    Re: Physical location of .us nameservers
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 09 2002, @09:38AM (#9680)
    Could someone substantiate the claim that this is a Department of Commerce requirement?

    If it is, it would be interesting to speak with the numbskull who thought up this rule and imposed it.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Neustar in talk with DoC to change requirement
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 10 2002, @01:31AM (#9685)

    From http://www.opensrs.org/archives/discuss-list/0208/0129.html:


    I'd just add to this that we're in dialogue with the US Department of
    Commerce to change this physical requirement as we think it's been
    somewhat outdated by internet technology.

    Nevertheless it is, and will for the foreseeable future, be a
    Your advice to your customers is correct (as always).


    Richard Tindal
    Vice President
    Channel Relationships and Sales
    NeuStar Registry

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    Re: Physical location of .us nameservers
    by vbertola on Friday October 11 2002, @04:50AM (#9702)
    User #3435 Info | http://bertola.eu.org/
    As far as I know, there is only one other country of the world that requires DNS servers for subdomains of its ccTLD to be physically located inside the country. And yes, just like the US, it is a country known for its peculiar ways of embracing of the free trade and free communication principles: China.
    --vb. (Vittorio Bertola)
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