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Re: [discuss] Unofficial minutes June 11 1999 Names Council Meeting
On Tue, 29 Jun 1999 20:37:56 -0400, "A.M. Rutkowski" <email@example.com>
>> > Gov, mil, edu, int are indeed gTLDs; they are not "open" gTLDs,
>> > according to the commonly accepted defitition of gTLDs. I am not certain
>> > about arpa .
>>'infrastructure' tld, mostly dealt with by ietf.
>The ARPA zone is maintained by the IP registry organizations
>with ARIN taking the lead, in cooperation with Network
>Solutions which hosts the authoritative zone files.
>The plain fact of the matter is that there is no mechanism
>for even determining the semantics of what this group is
Nor is there anything to stop them from using second level names under
.arpa (might be interesting to see them trying though). :)
William X. Walsh
General Manager, DSo Internet Services
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax:(209) 671-7934
"The fact is that domain names are new and have unique
characteristics, and their status under the law is not yet clear."
--Kent Crispin (June 29th, 1999)