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||Mon, April 2, 2001 at 9:08 PM GMT (Mon, April 2, 2001 at 5:08 PM EDT)
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||Letter to Congress
A letter was sent to all Congress
members on March 3, 2001 with a list of endorsements. We are still collecting
endorsements and certain Congress members and agencies are keeping abreast of them.
read the letter and add your endorsement if you agree that duplication of TLDs and
"taking" of a business product by ICANN or the US government is wrong.
is the first part of the letter:
"This letter is being sent to you by a number
of concerned parties who feel that members of Congress should be aware of a serious
matter that could adversely affect, and in fact may cause the demise of, many small
Internet businesses and could cause destabilization of the Internet. This matter
involves the regulatory taking of the business products of these businesses by a
department of the United States Government, namely The Department of Commerce (DoC)
at the recommendation of a contractor/agent of the government, the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
This problem is centered on ICANN's recent
selection of seven new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) and their imminent recommendation
that the U.S. Government add these to the naming system of the Internet. One of the
TLD's that was selected was ".BIZ". This TLD is the business product of AtlanticRoot
Network, Inc. (ARNI), a Georgia Corporation, that has been operating "The .BIZ TLD
Registry". .BIZ was first created as a TLD in 1995, first opened for public registrations
in 1996, and its management was delegated to Leah Gallegos, President of ARNI, by
the Open Root Server Confederation (ORSC), in cooperation with The PacificRoot (PACROOT)
and the North American Root Server Confederation (NARSC) in the spring of 2000..."
||Letter to US Congress re: duplication of TLDs and
- Letter to Congress jandl, April 2, 2001 @ 9:08 PM (2/3)