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RE: Stability of the Internet?
From: Roeland Meyer <rmeyer () mhsc com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 10:16:08 -0700

From: bmanning () vacation karoshi com
[mailto:bmanning () vacation karoshi com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 10:16 AM

  There is work being done in the IETF to create such a private
  use TLD.

Where? Also, this may bring on a jurisdiction issue with 
the ICANN that is recommending new TLDs to the DOC, not the 
IETF. In order
tfor that effort to comply with WIP process, it should make 
attempts to
surface within relevent ICANN activity as well. Otherwise, 
ICANN doesn't
know about it and can't make appropriate recommendations. 
I'm very much
involved in that area and they are invisible to every one, 
in the DNSO. This
effects the open/transparent process and if they don't want 
to catch a LOT
of political flak (consider this fair-warning), they need 
to widen the
visibility of their effort. This effects ICANN policy 
directly and IETF
isn't a policy org. They are a PSO, not a DNSO.

      The IETF work predates much of ICANN & DNSo work. 

Agreed, much of it does. I am proposing to get IETF out of the policy
business and in into the PSO business it is now chartered for.

      there has been too narrow a focus if the DNSo & ICANN do
      not believe that others have considered the impact of 
    entry points in the DNS 

That's not the issue presented. The issues are those of involvement and
communication. IETF is closed and tight-knit. Yet, they do not and cannot
recommend TLDs to the DOC. Evenso, they come up with stuff that the folks
that ARE supposed to recommend these these things, aren't made aware of.
Countervailing recommendations are made, from those that ARE supposed to
make them, and we then have a cat-fight.

    and that they have exclusive understanding of the 
      ramifications of controlling this space.

That's a fairly deep mud-hole. Let's not go there ;)

      See RFC 2606

Thanks for the RFC. It will be taken into consideration.

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