It was easy!! Don't email them if you can help it....Try and send a snail mail
letter. It will carry more weight. For reasons I wish not to discuss
I don't want to tip off who that senator is, but it isn't your average senator.
Hopefully I will be hearing something from him. If not, I will write him again,
until I hear from him.
is Image Online Design has followed all IANA and ICANN rules. There is no purpose
to delay their entry into the legacy root. One good thing about this process
is the archived material out there, which I have been providing to my senator.
Jon Postel had a vision for those alternate root TLDs (pre-1996) wanting to enter
their TLD in the legacy roots. They had to test their "running code" and they
had to show first and prior use. It's important the facts are laid out instead
of acting like the internet started in 1998.
My question to ICANN is why have
these principles been ignored up to this point? Jon Postel's ideas had merit
back then and they still do today in my opinion, especially after seeing the selection
process for new TLDs last November. What has changed? It is because more
people have become interested in the internet and are looking for domains? Possibly,
but what does this have to do with the "stability" of the internet.
see more harm coming from changing the rules at "half-time", then applying what had
been one mans life work. His hours of work and experience had to show us something,
right? Is there not at least a shred of truth to this last statement?
I ask all of you to go into the historical archives, find stuff that is relevant
and post it here. Jon Postel is quoted many times, that back up the claim that
a registry had to be in operation to show its fitness. How will dot museum
be able to do this. The whole process is going to blow up. Its like doing
an experiment "as you go". What if in 3 years dot museum has 1,000 registered domains.
How will that company survive. In my opinion (not a legal one) THEY NEEDED
TO SHOW ICANN that their concept of dot museum could work!! Do see Postel's
genius at work here. How could a dot museum prove its concept? Certainly
they couldn't just put a registry directly into the legacy root? Right?
Well, I am wrong on that account--they will be doing live "testing".
I think people don't realize that Image Online Design started on the alternate root
to show IANA that their concept of dot web would work, and show us they have!
like Image Online Design have shown that thousands are interested in dot web, and
they seem to like IOD as a registry. They have shown they have a registry capable
of handling the capacity that ICANN requires for new registrations. They have
shown that they have worked in the circles, instead of on the outside. Not
being patsies either, but good neighbors, who have given IANA and ICANN lots of good
advice over the years.
I could go on, but I will save it for another day, and if
your reading this Dr. M. Stuart Lynn, I don't know much about you, other than you
come from an academic background from what I have read. To me the internet
represents a "freedom" to millions of internet users. If this process comes
down to giving power, to those who seek to better their stockholders bottomline,
I dare say, that we have really come to a cross roads. It is companies like
Image Online Design, that while profit is important to them (as it is with any business),
they have shown that they are capable of greater things for what is to come on the
internet. Who out there can say they have spent the last 5 years online, with
a stable registry, other than NSI. And the NSI database was a "hand-me-down"
already-in-place system. All I ask is for those in leadership positions at
ICANN, take a look at Postels work. Thank you.