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[discuss] Re: NSI won't sign on with ICANN
Bill and all,
Bill Gerrard wrote:
> [In reference to "NSI won't sign on with ICANN"; By Courtney Macavinta;
> June 25, 1999, 1:55 p.m. PT;
> I just don't get it.
> Why does or should a domain registrar or registry by a for-profit entity?
Simple, the government wanted them to be able to cost do registrations
on a cost recovery basis, so in 1997 I believe the NSF allowed NSI to become
a for profit company and do DN registration on a negotiated price.
The real problem with the rift between NSI and the ICANN was clearly
stated in the article.
"The crux of the conflict is that
ICANN says Network Solutions is obligated to comply with its
rules for new registrars, but NSI disagrees with ICANN's
accreditation agreement, calling it a "nightmare" for its
company and shareholders."
I completely agree with NSI position in the particular regard.
I personally hope that NSI sticks to that position.
> Management of a public trust should be, and should have always been a
> not-for-profit operation.
> NSI probably wouldn't agree to that now since this is their "core business"
> (I thought I remember reading something on this list from someone at NSI
> stating that they do a lot more than just domain names). If it would have
> been run as a not-for-profit from the beginning, I don't think we would be
> in this mess today, or would we?
Jeffrey A. Williams
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Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
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