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RE: This is not good news.
Hank, This is off-topic for NANOG. But, while you are not completely wrong, you are not properly informed either. New top-level domains are NOT strictly administrative. If they were, or the root-servers were, we'd have had them over two years ago. Switch off your flame-thrower and come and join the festivities on the DOMAIN-POLICY list. Dean Robb did. > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of > Hank Nussbacher > Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 1:52 AM > To: [email protected]; [email protected] > Subject: Re: This is not good news. > > > > At 15:38 23/06/99 -0700, Henry R. Linneweh wrote: > > > >Betsy Hart: Shadowy group is taking control of Internet! > >http://www.azstarnet.com/public/dnews/0623CV2.html > > > >Imposition of taxes and other power plays. Seems like history > >repeating itself and setting a dangerous precedent. > > > >Taxation of the network and making US citizens bare > >the brunt of the cost is UNACCEPTABLE PERIOD. > > > >Increasing rates to ISP's and backbone providers is > >and reverse method of taxation on the consumer in > >the end for government benefit, > >UNACCEPTABLE PERIOD. > > <flame> > Oh please! NSI is playing every one of you for saps. Follow > the money. > Who is making money right now by the delay? Not ICANN. A > tax? You have > got to be kidding. It is a cost to cover expenses - might be > $.50, might > even $.30. Go ahead - put a cap put on the cost of running > ICANN. Build a > different cost model to support the operation of ICANN. Oh > wait - ARIN has > one. No one calls the fee ISPs pay ARIN - a form of > taxation. Calling it > a tax is playing into NSI's hands. > > Internet governance? Another nice buzzword thrown around to > make people > shy away from ICANN. ICANN has nothing to do with > encryption, copyright, > taxation, censorship, etc. Those who want to torpedo ICANN > and to put the > whole process back by 2 years - want you to think that ICANN > can and will > do all those things. Assigning domain names is > administrative. Don't let > anyone convince you otherwise. You don't like cybersquatters > or trademark > bandits? Take them to court. Leave ICANN (and NSI for that > matter) out of > it. > </flame> > > -Hank > > > > > >Henry > > > > > > > > >