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NSI SAYS FCC SHOULD ASSUME INTERNET REGISTRATION FUNCTIONS

  • From: Charles R. Hoynowski
  • Date: Tue Apr 22 02:57:09 1997

NSI SAYS FCC SHOULD ASSUME INTERNET REGISTRATION FUNCTIONS
Network Solutions Inc., which currently registers all top-level domain
names under contract to the National Science Foundation, has suggested that
the Federal Communications Commission temporarily assume that function
until an international legal authority can be created to manage the system.
The transition period would allow for public comment on the plan in order
to incorporate any new processes or structures deemed necessary.  The plan
is in contrast to an earlier proposal announced by the Internet
International Ad Hoc Commission to create seven new shard generic top-level
domains to be administered by 28 new registrars.  NSI's president says the
IAHC plan risks Internet instability, creates "too much bureaucracy," and
will contribute to increased domain name legal disputes.  (BNA Daily Report
for Executives 16 Apr 97)




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