ICANN and CENTR at odds
Date: Monday January 07 2002, @07:58AM
Topic: Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

Stuart Lynn and other ICANN staffers participated in CENTR's General Assembly last month for what participants called a "useful exchange of views." (This is diplomat-speak for discussions in which the parties can't agree on anything. The only thing worse is a "frank exchange of views," which is a flat-out brawl.) As CENTR's chair Willie Black put it: "There are many issues to be resolved and we currently appear to be far from a mutual understanding."

The ccTLDs told Lynn that ICANN had far to go in terms of understanding the issues and problems ccTLDs face, and working with them as equal partners. They expressed "concern" (there's that diplomat-speak again) about the manner in which ICANN, wearing its IANA hat, maintains the root zone. Picking up on ICANN's repeated statements that it's committed to Internet security and stability, they emphasized that the security and stability of their own domains requires appropriate root-zone service. They also, once again, noted their "consensus" that they should have greater representation within the ICANN structure.

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Re: ICANN and CENTR at odds
by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday January 09 2002, @01:58PM (#4524)
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Coverage on this from silicon.com. -g
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more from silicon.com
by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday January 09 2002, @05:24PM (#4525)
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Here and here. ICANN seems suddenly and uncharacteristically opposed to lawyers controlling the namespace. -g
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Re: ICANN and CENTR at odds
by Jon_Weinberg on Thursday January 10 2002, @06:00AM (#4526)
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The articles in silcon.com, for which fnord provides links above, are well worth reading. According to silicon.com, CENTR
ccTLDs are unwilling to remit their ICANN-designated payments unless ICANN enters into binding service level
agreements, covering root zone maintenance, under which it would be subject to actual cash damages if it didn't
perform up to spec. ICANN, the articles continue, is unwilling to go along. Says Stuart Lynn: "We're not going to talk
about contracts. Our lawyers have advised that it would open us up to liability, which we are not prepared to do."
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Re: ICANN and CENTR at odds
by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday January 11 2002, @05:50AM (#4530)
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Coverage from ComputerWorld. Funny that ICANN takes unto itself the responsibility for security and stability of the internet addressing system (to the temporary exclusion of all else), but when it comes to actually accepting that responsibility in a legal sense it would rather run and hide. -g
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