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Username: moron
Date/Time: Thu, March 1, 2001 at 6:17 PM GMT
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Subject: no mandate, no consultation, no way


The proposed changes suggested by ICANN make absolutley no sense and at best are ill advised and at worst suggest some serious corruption in the non-elected board.  First off, their mandate does not include "pander solely to Verisign".  Giving one of the most socially irresponsible companies around complete control over the ".com" registry is ludicrous.  Secondly, the argument used for changing the rules for ".org" makes no sense, especially considering the RFCs do not state what they claim *and* if they are going to use that logic they would also need to apply them to all ".net" domains (from the RFC 1591):

NET - This domain is intended to hold only the computers of network
providers, that is the NIC and NOC computers, the administrative computers, and the network node computers.  The customers of the network provider would have domain names of their own (not in the NET TLD).

I have to ask, why is ICANN doing this?  Who asked for this?  What possible justification can they offer to suggest that this is their mandate?              


Link: Domain Name System Structure and Delegation

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