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||Fri, June 15, 2001 at 6:30 AM GMT (Fri, June 15, 2001 at 2:30 AM EDT)
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||Why would we want to be controlled by ICANN?
>>I never stated that you were technically unable to run a top
registry like dot biz. PacificRoot Inc. is similarily well-
known to Internet
users as dot web, even though dot web enjoys
broader popularity. Their technical
ability has never been
questioned, except by peoply with business interests to
PacifiRoot or Image Online Design.<<
>>I clearly stated that
ICANN made a big mistake NOT choosing
PacificRoot Inc. to run the "newly selected"
gtld dot biz.<<
>>Sorry, if I put my words unclear, causing a misunderstanding.<<
I think people are a bit confused with the relationship between AtlanticRoot
Network and The PacificRoot, so let me clear that up first.
is the manager of the .BIZ TLD, but the registration services are contracted out
to The PacificRoot. It is two separate companies. ARNI was formed after the
delegation of .BIZ to Leah Gallegos (me) to be the TLD manager, and I own 51% of
The PacificRoot also has the pacroot (root system) that is separate
from the registration entity. Confused? That's okay. :) When you go to
register a domain name, you go to the PacificRoot registration system.
any case, it would have been ARNI that would have applied to ICANN if we chose and
we chose NOT.
Why should a registry and an IT company that is established want to be controlled
by ICANN? There were many reasons for not applying to ICANN and we have stated
them several times, including at the Feb. 8 hearing in Washington. The registry
has its own DDRP and does not adhere to the flawed UDRP, $50k for a lottery when
it is obvious there is little or no chance of winning is foolish, we should not have
to compete for our own registry (TLD string), ICANN has stated many times it would
not honor existing registrants even though they have live websites and e-commerce
businesses. There are more reasons, but let it suffice to say that an existing
registry should simply not have to re-prove itself.
The latest statements
made by the ICANN board have proven us to be correct in our assessment. We
would have wasted the $50k plus the cost of preparation to go through a fruitless
exercise. ICANN has now also stated that they will duplicate any TLD they choose
which further damages the DNS. They feel omnipotent. The Emperor and
his clothes again.
They have stated:
We are not real
We are experimental
We are self serving (of course they are not)
We are in it for
the money only (of course they and Neulevel have no interest in $)
There are separate
There are separate DNS's
They were unaware of .BIZ's existence
were aware of .BIZ's existence
There is one DNS
There is one name space...
and so on
It is or it ain't.
And let's not forget the MOU, Sections II.C.1
This Agreement promotes the stability of the Internet and allows the
Parties to plan for a deliberate move from the existing structure to a private-sector
structure without disruption to the functioning of the DNS. The Agreement calls for
the design, development, and testing of a new management system that will not harm
current functional operations. "
2. Neither Party,
either in the DNS Project or in any act related to the DNS Project, shall act unjustifiably
or arbitrarily to injure particular persons or entities or particular categories
of persons or entities. "
||The Original Dot Biz TLD (biztld.biz)
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