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RE: Suggestions for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names a nd Numbers

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>From: "Marsh, Miles (Gene)" <MarshM@diebold.com>
>To: Brian E Carpenter <brian@HURSLEY.IBM.COM>,
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>Subject: RE: Suggestions for the Internet Corporation for Assigned 
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>	 nd Numbers
>Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 11:38:12 -0500
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>I disagree.  Although the technical positions may not have changed for
>years, the TECHNOLOGY certainly has changed.  You are correct, though:  
>is not a policy issue, but a politics issue.
>Gene Marsh
>Diebold Incorporated
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Brian E Carpenter [mailto:brian@hursley.ibm.com]
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>Subject: Re: Suggestions for the Internet Corporation for Assigned 
>a nd Numbers
>I'm not talking about TLD policy. I'm talking about technical
>matters that haven't changed significantly for a number of years.
>  Brian
>Marsh, Miles (Gene) wrote:
>> Brian,
>> I believe it is time to re-address the issue of TLD's without the
>> of what was determined a while back.  Much has changed, including the
>> capabilities of the root server systems.  The impact of thousands of 
>> now is probably a fraction of what it would have been in the past.  
>> it is determined that, for the forseeable future, an arbitrary limit 
>> hundreds of new TLDs is appropriate, the structure should be set NOW 
>> thousands, tens of thousands, even millions of TLDs.
>> It is understood that we are already into unknown territory, let's 
not be
>> afraid of pushing the envelope where appropriate.
>> Gene Marsh
>> Diebold Incorporated
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brian E Carpenter [mailto:brian@hursley.ibm.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 8:33 AM
>> To: Joseph Friedman
>> Cc: iana@iana.org; comments@iana.org; 
>> list@ifwp.org; dnsproc-en@wipo2.wipo.int; dns.forum@lists.xs2.net;
>> ietf@ietf.org; Ira_C._Magaziner@oa.eop.gov; dnspolicy@ntia.doc.gov;
>> commerce@mail.house.gov; Charles.Pickering@mail.house.gov;
>> Richard.Russell@mail.house.gov; mark.harrington@mail.house.gov;
>> rep.e.b.johnson@mail.house.gov; sensen09@mail.house.gov;
>> info-policy-notes@essential.org; APNIC-TALK@apnic.net;
>> arin-council@arin.net; naipr@arin.net; Gil.Gutknecht@mail.house.gov;
>> jim.barcia-pub@mail.house.gov; Tom.Davis@mail.house.gov;
>> Rep.Morella@mail.house.gov; Jim.Wilson@mail.house.gov;
>> talk2geb@mail.house.gov; John Wood; Barbara Dooley
>> Subject: Re: Suggestions for the Internet Corporation for Assigned 
>> and Numbers
>> I hate to respond to such a large addressee list but it is necessary
>> to comment on two of Mr Friedman's points:
>> Joseph Friedman wrote:
>> >
>> ...
>> > 1) The name of the organization
>> >
>> > The name of the organization, currently the Internet Corporation 
>> Assigned
>> > Names and Numbers (ICANN), should be renamed to the Internet 
>> Number
>> > Authority (IANA).
>> This is impossible. IANA is a technical function executed for the 
>> currently by ISI, which the IETF (acting through the IAB) will
>> re-delegate by the end of the year. The name is not available for 
>> as a corporation.
>> ...
>> > 8) Adding gTLDs
>> >
>> > Add as many new gTLDs as possible.
>> The technical opinion that the IAB reached a long while back is that
>> adding hundreds of TLDs is technically safe, but that adding
>> thousands would take us into unknown territory in terms of
>> operational scale, and should be avoided in the foreseeable future.
>> Regards
>>    Brian Carpenter
>>    Chair, Internet Architecture Board

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