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Username: Paul Stanyer
Date/Time: Wed, February 16, 2000 at 11:36 AM GMT
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Subject: Standardisation of public service addresses/redirect protocol


As data replaces telephony, transnational issues of finding public services arise.

Key services such as police, fire, medical emergency, coastguard become hard to find.

A two-part solution may be appropriate for ICANN to take the lead on:

1 - reserving standard numbers and addresses for key public services.

2 - a redirect protocol, so that requests to contact a key public service go to the appropriate provider.


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