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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by Hendrik on Tuesday July 03 2001, @10:02AM (#1070)
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    I have been amazed how long it took (multiple years) for Jon Postel acting as IANA to withdraw the .pn (Pitcairn Islands) authority delegation and assign them to another. What I learned from the official documents that were gradually appearing on the web at that time was a far more complex issue than it looked on first sight.

    What I learned also from the .bz discussion is that authority delegation and changes of the ccTLD delegation are not the easy decisions (even already long before ICANN appeared).

    I am not able to judge all the subtleties of .cx from a limited set of posts. The main request is thus. Who keeps a file of all documents circulating around this issue on the Internet and not only the ones that fit his/her political point of view and interests?

    Secondly: using the words stability of the Internet is threatened is surprising to me. Are their some bills not paid for maintaining the existing .cx root server into the air? Are there whois-registries that will be destroyed today?

    I am just pragmatic. As long as .cx is still working and people can reach their correct e-mail address or website under .cx the stability of the Internet is not threatened by the astonishing set of lawyer pains that seemed to slow down every change of ccTLD authority delegation since circa 1996.

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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by Hendrik on Monday July 23 2001, @08:55AM (#1452)
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    Clearly a law experts way of handling things, not quite the behaviour of a technician or a business oriented person.
    It smells just like how governments handle these things. Avoid a breakdown (which may bring you into legal problems) but maintain your formal position.

    I just make the above remark about governments, to make clear that any legal or political intervention would not solve this type of procedural behaviour. Civil servants operate in the same way. Maybe Micheal is able to shed some more light on how to avoid this "legal precaution" that slows decision making down tremenduously.

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