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Re: Internic address allocation policy
Doug wrote on 3/23/95: >What effect will the change of ownership at the NIC have? >I for one would be wary of giving them information that I >want them to keep private; they are not a government agency >who is at least bound by some rules. Now that the NIC has >been sold to ______ (I have no idea if I am allowed to say >so I will put it in as a blank, but I am pretty sure this >is all public knowledge) would agreements to keep things >private really be secure with a new owner, etc? >From what I understand, and I may be speaking out of the string here, Network Solutions, Inc., a private company handling by contract with NSF the work that is known to be "registration services", has been bought out by another private company that is interested in continuing the registration services activity. I write this because I am unclear as to whether the NIC is being confused here with just Network Solutions or if there is another deal that is buying all of the virtual organizations that make up the InterNIC. Peter --- Peter F. Harter, Executive Director & General Counsel The National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN) Offices: 30680 Bainbridge Road, Solon, Ohio 44139-2268 U.S.A. U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 1987, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-0187 U.S.A. E-mail: [email protected] Voice: 216/498-4050 Fax: 216/498-4051 World Wide Web (WWW): http://www.nptn.org/ Free-Net is a service mark of NPTN registered in the U.S. and other countries.