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Username: bdoeksen
Date/Time: Tue, September 17, 2002 at 11:41 AM GMT
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Subject: More support for IMS/ISC


In my years of experience as a software and Internet professional I
have learned that there are several things you can rely on and
several that you can't.
You can rely on those 'invisible' pieces of software that keep the
Internet (and our local network) working: DNS, BIND, root files,
You can not rely on companies that suddenly appear, grow quickly and
whose concept of values consists solely of shareholder value. They
do not tend to be around for very long.
You can rely on a relatively small group of people who have actually
defined and built the Internet as we know it, who have the
intelligence and knowledge and have shown their commitment over the

Having seen the different offerings for managing the .org domain I
must say I am most impressed by the IMS/ISC one. These are the
people we need and this is a party we need: non-profit, no corporate
interests in the background and very experienced. These people
actually wrote DNS/BIND. They know what they are talking about.
Their board is quite impressive as well. I am convinced they are the
most reliable organization ICANN could choose for this domain.

Yours sincerely,
Bas Doeksen,


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