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Re: NetSol screwing the pooch?
On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, William Allen Simpson wrote: > > Patrick Greenwell wrote: > > > > On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, William Allen Simpson wrote: > > > The problem isn't ICANN, > > > > I suggest you look more closely at what exactly they have produced. > > > With regard to operational issues, I have followed the general > proceedings of ICANN. The results seem to be well considered. For > example, the resolutions of .pn and .ps are reasonable and documented. > Other than the USG agreements with NSI, which ICANN is required to > follow for operational continuity, I have found no operational > decisions by ICANN. Perhaps you could be more explicit? The UDRP(http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp-policy-24oct99.htm). > The issue raised here is that NSI is operationally incompetent. The "cure"(ICANN) is far worse than the illness. > Wresting the whois database and name server operations from NSI will > be difficult, even with concerted action by ISPs. There is no "wresting" to be done. ISPs have a choice where they point their servers, period. That they do not avail themselves of this capability serves to illustrate that it is not important enough to ISPs as an industry. > I conclude that, if the major ISPs desire a change, they will need to > work together to move the DNS registry service outside of the US, and > be willing to defy unreasonable and irrational US court orders. See above. > How do you propose to make it work? There have been several proofs-of-concepts(alternic, eDNS, etc.) that demonstrate the technical feasbility of such a change. Unfortunately, these previous attempts have been conducted by (mostly)well-intentioned technical folks who lacked the business and/or political acumen necessary to be successful. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Patrick Greenwell Earth is a single point of failure. \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/