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Username: spot2
Date/Time: Fri, January 25, 2002 at 6:41 PM GMT
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Subject: .UK Registry Nominet refuses to pay ICANN fees. They say "We don't know what (ICANN) is there for"


European domain name registries including Nominet, which runs the popular .uk address system, are refusing to pay fees to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, saying the group has not done enough to guarantee the stability of the servers that link domains.        

Nominet Managing Director William Black expressed concerns about the lack of standards in the DNS and says "Why shouldn't ICANN be prepared to enter into some sort of service agreement?" he asked.

ICANN, however, said the stability of root servers can only be achieved through a cooperative effort by many organizations, not through a single body.

Looks like they want to keep their power but do nothing. See the link below for more information.

Link: CNET news article

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