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Re: newIANA (was Fram behind closed doors via opaque channels)
- To: "vinton g. cerf" <vcerf@MCI.NET>, "Jeff Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Brian E Carpenter" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "IFWP Giaw" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: newIANA (was Fram behind closed doors via opaque channels)
- From: "Jim Fleming" <JimFleming@unety.net>
- Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 15:32:46 -0500
- Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <Stef@nma.com>, <email@example.com>, <DOMAIN-POLICY@lists.internic.net>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Iana Comments" <email@example.com>, "Iana standard addr" <Iana@iana.org>, "Giaw Listserv" <List@giaw.org>, "Justice department" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-To: "Jim Fleming" <JimFleming@unety.net>
From: vinton g. cerf <vcerf@MCI.NET>
To: Jeff Williams <email@example.com>; Brian E Carpenter
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; IFWP Giaw
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<Stef@nma.com>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
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Date: Saturday, July 11, 1998 1:20 PM
Subject: newIANA (was Fram behind closed doors via opaque channels)
>I hope it will prove possible for us to step back from
>the temptation, often so hard to resist, to engage in
>ad hominem ("personal" for the latin-impaired) exchanges
>and to focus our collective energy on the very important
>effort to achieve rough consensus on the new IANA
>Jon Postel recently contributed a fairly long description
>of the status of his efforts and it would be enormously
>beneficial to get constructive comments and recommendations
>on it. Many of you will be in Geneva for the next round of
>discussions contributing to the IFWP effort - it would be
>helpful to get more done prior to that meeting by email,
>with particular focus on input from those who may not be
>in attendance in Geneva.
>Reports from the July 1/2 meetings and the July 7 meetings
>should be readily available and these factored into further
>discussion as well.
>There are just a few months remaining between now and September
>and it seems to me that we have a good deal of work to do to
>prepare for newIANA operation by that time.
>If you are using any email address other than email@example.com,
>please change your address book to use that address exclusively.
>See you at INET'98, Geneva 21-24,July 98 http://www.isoc.org/inet98/
By the way....in 1996, the Internet Society Board of Directors
approved a plan that Jon Postel and other people had developed
to add new TLDs to the legacy Root Name Servers. As far as I
recall, Vinton Cerf was on that Board of Directors and attended
the Board meeting in June of 1996 in Montreal, Canada.
The Board approved the plan and asked Jon Postel to put together
some more information on the business related matters of adding
the new TLDs. Shortly after that time, there was a flurry of activity
surrounding the IANA to plan to add new TLDs to the legacy Root
Name Servers. Some of that activity resulted in the IANA giving
Chris Ambler the go ahead to start testing the .WEB registry. Other
companies were also given the impression that the ISOC Board
was behind Jon Postel and some were told that new TLDs registries
should be ready to go in October of 1996.
Then Don Heath, the new CEO of the ISOC stepped into the picture
and formed the IAHC. MCI and Vinton Cerf supported the IAHC.
Other people also did. Later, people tried to claim that the IAHC
was what the ISOC Board called for in the Summer of 1996. Some
ISOC Board members seem to disagree.
For starters, Vinton Cerf might want to explain what HIS expectations
were in the Summer of 1996 (TWO YEARS AGO) and what he has
done to expedite the follow-through on the resolution of the ISOC Board
to add new TLDs to the legacy Root Name Servers. Since 1996, has
the ISOC Board discussed that resolution and the progress ?
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