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Re: Ad Hoc, eDNS, AlterNIC and the bunch

  • From: Michael Dillon
  • Date: Thu Apr 10 18:16:54 1997

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Hank Nussbacher wrote:

> No one has mentioned anything about adding new root nameservers.  Of the
> over 25 signatories (so far), MCI is just one.  UUnet, Digital, France
> Telecom, EFF, are others that come to mind.  The IAHC was selected by IAB,
> IANA, ISOC, INTA, WIPO, ITU and NSF.  The entire discussion was held in
> public covering 8000 emails over a period of 3 months. 

And that was just the tail end of almost two years of public discussions
with many more thousands of emails, several one-day conferences, some
papers published in various journals, etc...

> You can see all
> details at including the MoU that will be signed at the end
> of April in Geneva at the ITU. 

And note that any network operator or Internet Service Provider can sign
this MoU and by signing it, will gain a position on the Policy Advisory
Board that ultimately will influence the future course of the DNS. It is
not neccessary to travel to Geneva to sign the document. Simply print out
the document from the website, change the line at the bottom that says
"done in Geneva" to reflect the name of your city, print it out, sign it,
and snail mail the signed copy to the Internet Society, 12020 Sunrise
Valley Drive, Suite 210, Reston, VA 20191, USA.

> > This is a scary thought.
> Please read all background material.

That's even scarier! :-) 
But maybe you weren't including the two years of mailing list archives in
your suggestion? It actually doesn't take too long to read the Final
Report of the IAHC from Feb 4th and the MoU itself from Feb 28th.

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Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
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