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Username: jandl
Date/Time: Mon, April 2, 2001 at 9:08 PM GMT (Mon, April 2, 2001 at 5:08 PM EDT)
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Subject: 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.

Please 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. 

This 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..."

(large snip)


Thank you,

Leah Gallegos
AtlanticRoot Network, Inc.


Link: Letter to US Congress re: duplication of TLDs and

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