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    IOD has been "In"....and never "out"
    by Gregory_Krajewski on Thursday July 12 2001, @01:28PM (#1223)
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    By posting this Position Paper, Image Online Design has sent a message: We are a part of the internet, and would like see a healthy, robust DNS and not a divided one. The question is will everyone finally listen, including the those in ruling bodies that govern our DNS system? Image Online Design is NOT an "alternate root"...I have even misspoken on this a few times, but wish to drive this point home. They have for the last 5 years worked for a Single Root System, and have never strayed from this reachable goal. It is for everyone's benefit.

    What I hope will happen is that dialogue between ICANN and Image Online Design will begin. I think as a long time observer in this process it is time for ICANN to sit down with Image Online Design to work together on this single root concept. I say this because Image Online Design actually helped create ICANN via board disscussions so as to foster the idea of a single root. Now its time to show good faith, as Image Online Design had faith in ICANN back in 1997. Will they reciprocate? We will see. Much could be gained for such talks, as it seems rumours and inneundo get thrown around like the stuff out of the Enquirer. It is definitely time for ICANN to "get out of the offices" and go down and see for yourselves Image Online Design's operation, as they offered to do during the first round of TLD selections. Then you can see for yourselves that they are committed to a single root system.

    I hope this could happen. I really do.


    Gregory W. Krajewski
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    IOD has been "In"....and never "out" by Gregory_Krajewski
    Re: IOD has been
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 12 2001, @01:47PM (#1224)
    Gregory hits upon the heart of the matter, that a few within ICANN have ignored.

    IOD is not some New.net-esque root system that's underlying principle is to challenge or otherwise compete with the Main Root. IOD doesn't--and has never--wanted to advance anything other than the Main Root.

    Yet Roberts, Lynn and one or two board members act as though IOD is a threat to the existing system.

    It's totally laughable, considering how IOD has continuously, and publically, operated within ICANN's system, to be entered into the Main Root.

    If it wasn't for the fact that I think the above mentioned ICANN people are trying to be deceptive in their portrait of IOD as a threat to the system, I would be embarrassed for them; for if it isn't guile that they are operating with, it is unabashed ignorance.
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