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Username: coranth
Date/Time: Fri, August 16, 2002 at 4:49 PM GMT
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Subject: Support for IMS/ISC


        As an owner of several .ORG domains, I am glad to see ICANN listening to our feedback on this issue.

Managing any TLD is a great responsbility, one that cannot be undertaken lightly. The IMS/ISC team is joint effort of people who have a solid background as builders of the Internet's infrastructure. The team is well known and respected by those who have been around the Internet for many years. They know what it means to operate a root server. They are currently providing DNS hosting for 19 ccTLDs, 3 legacy gTLDs, and the F root server.  They have produced and supported the BIND software, the critical software running most domain name servers globally. They know the domain name system extremely well.

Besides their direct involvement with producing and or supporting BIND, DHCP, and INN software, IMS/ISC team also provide hosting for the various projects such as Lynx Web Browser, the NetBSD Foundation, the OpenLDAP Foundation, the IETF User Services Area, the XFree86 Project, and the Linux Kernel Archives.  The team understands large scale database development and management.

In addition, IMS/ISC team is a Not-for-profit organization, which is exactly who we want managing a (generally) not-for-profit TLD. While at least one of the candidates is already looking at ways to make money from this task, the IMS/ISC "Intent to Donate" 8% to the IETF and IAB is another unique approach to assuring ongoing infrastructure improvements of the global Internet.

In short, IMS/ISC team is extremely technologically talented, innovative, highly ethical and focused on enhancing the Internet infrastructure. I can think of no better foundation to serve as the manager of a TLD.




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