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[ga-full] RE: [ga] Older registrations
At 11:23 PM 3/20/00 +0100, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
>Simon Higgs wrote:
> >I was there. You weren't. You can say whatever you want. I'll stand by
> >the historical facts:
> >In 1995/1996, IANA solicited new iTLD requests under the guidelines
> >laid out in RFC1591. IANA received many new iTLD applications and published
> >the results on the IAHC-discuss mailing list (archived at www.gtld-mou.org
> >for some inexplicable reason). At the same time, IANA started the process
> >to establish unquestionable authority to formally introduce new TLDs
> >(beginning with the "Postel drafts" and now under ICANN). The iTLD
> >applications received by IANA were printed out and placed in a file at
> >IANA (I've seen the file - it exists) pending the results of that process.
> >And here we are.
>I was not there, but I would like to comment anyhow on your passages
>What strikes me is that, at the origin, we had a "simple" problem of
>enhancing the Domain Name space with the introduction of new gTLDs (or
>iTLDs, if you prefere).
>We went through different efforts, committees of any sort, papers of
>different colours, even the attempt to define a new model for Internet
>Governance, but, as you well put it "and here we are", years later, with
> a lot of discussions, and maybe even results, but with the starting
>question about new gTLDs still unanswered.
You are absolutely correct in your observation. Unfortunately, to
accurately answer your question will offend a lot of people as blame will
be placed where it is due. I'm not sure ICANN is ready for that level of
public scrutiny or accountability. Let me put my flame-proof suit on first. ;-)
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discuss people, and Fools argue.
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