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BitoS comments on WIPO RFC-2

To IANA et al for information.

Below you'll find the BitoS comments on Request for
Comments version 2 on Issues Addressed in the WIPO Internet Domain Name
The comments are online as well at:


Mikael Pawlo

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Dear Sir,

BitoS choose to submit some initial remarks regarding Request for
Comments version 2 on Issues Addressed in the WIPO Internet Domain Name
Process. BitoS will submit more comments regarding the Request for
Comments version 3, but due to a thight time schedule BitoS can't submit
more detailed comments for the time beeing.

BitoS want to acknowledge the great efforts from WIPO in the creation of
the WIPO Internet Domain Name Process. This is an important issue, with
a diverse set of stakeholders.

Background of BitoS 
BitoS (http://www.bitos.org) has in 6 months time become a broad
organization of interest for Swedish players such as portals, on-line
newspapers, service providers and others that see the need for new
services (Content Providing and Media Distributing) for a trusted
Internet infastructure and the need for consensus between traditional
players, copyright owners and holders and Media Distributors and Service

BitoS has working groups in such as Copyright, Ethics, E-commerce,
Marketing and Internet infrastructure. 

BitoS has with great interest followed the formation of the new
organization that would manage and assign domain names, addresses, and
identifiers. BitoS has, through its members, observed the IFWP process,
and has as an organization, participated in the formation of the new
organization through the submission of comments to ICANN. These comments
are online at:


BitoS has studied the Request for Comments version 2 on Issues Addressed
in the WIPO Internet Domain Name Process and has the following initial

1. BitoS fully supports the thought of self-regulation of the Internet. 

2. BitoS promote a solution where the board of directors in the entity
regulating Internet is composed on the following grounds: 
+ geographical diversity (no single nation should be able to gain more
than 33 percent of the votes on the board) 
+ organizational diversity (no stakeholder should be able to, in any
way, gain a majority of the votes on the board) 
+ accontability (some sanctions should be triggered against any board
which do not work in the coherence of their assignment, the sanctions
could be political as well as judicial)
+ transparancy (minutes and decisions of the board of directors should
be available to the public) 
+ organizational freedom (when appointed to the board of directors, no
one board member should be an officer of the organization which
appointed him or her - an optional solution is that any organizational
connections are brought out in the open).

3. BitoS would like WIPO to consider the possibilities of incorporation
of the entity regulating Internet anywhere in the world including

On the behalf of BitoS,

Mikael Pawlo 

Stockholm, Sweden, the 5th of November 1998 

Att: Mikael Pawlo 
Box 5275 S-102 46 Stockholm Sweden

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