Re: [ga] Press Release Warns Internet Users about ICANN
I would like daily access to the zone files for the TLDs you are laing
please let me know how to get them. this is the 3rd time I have asked OSRC
folks how to get thier zones. at least NSI provides a method that anyone
can get them.
so, are you open or does the "O" in ORSC stand for obfuscatory.
On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, John Palmer wrote:
> ON THE EVE OF YOKOHAMA - A RADIO AD CAMPAIGN WARNING INTERNET
> USERS ABOUT THE DAMAGE THAT ICANN WILL DO IF IT STAYS ON ITS
> PRESENT COURSE
> CHICAGO, July 5, 2000 /BusinessWire/
> AGN Domain Name Service, Inc (ADNS - http://www.adns.net) today announce
> that it will be launching a radio ad campaign to educate users about
> ICANN and the changes that may be coming to the internet as a result of
> ICANN's policies.
> ICANN stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - the
> organization that is attempting to make policy on the future of the internet.
> ICANN is holding a conference in Yokohama, Japan on July 13 - 17 and may vote
> on new domain policy at that time.
> John Palmer, president and CEO of ADNS warns all internet users to watch the
> developments carefully. "Changes are coming to the internet and they aren't
> all good", Palmer said. "Special interests have hijacked the process and are
> influencing policy in a way that will be bad for internet users and especially
> domain holders". Palmer cites the heavy influence of the World Intellectual
> Property Organization (WIPO) as an example. "WIPO wants registrars to be burdened
> with the task of trademark policemen - a task that belongs in the courts, not
> on the backs of registrars, many of the small businesses with limited resources".
> Another seemingly contradictory stand that ICANN is taking is their refusal to
> recognize the intellectual property rights of Top-Level Domain (TLD) owners.
> "ICANN seems to be interested in the protection of intellectual property, but
> refuses to recognize the ownership of TLDs by those who claimed them via the
> legitimate service mark process, such as ADNS did with EARTH, USA and Z.",
> Palmer said. He says that the biggest threat to domain name holders however,
> is that the ICANN process would attempt to have domain holders sign away their
> rights to use the courts to resolve disputes regarding domain ownership.
> Palmer is not opposed to the concept of ICANN. "The concept of an organization
> permanently assigned to govern the few aspects of the internet that require
> oversight is a good one, however this particular process has gone horribly wrong
> and permanent damage to the Internet will occur if it is not stopped and fixed".
> The radio ad campaign which will air continuously on several nationally syndicated
> shows will begin later this week and will run for about 10 days. It will inform
> users about ICANN and will point them to a website that contains more detailed
> information. One of the solutions suggested is for ISPs and internet users to
> point their machines away from the root servers operated by ICANN and to
> alternative providers who are not under ICANN's control. Instructions for doing
> this are available at various websites, including that of ADNS.
> Palmer also announced today that ADNS's root nameserver, ASLAN, a member
> of the Open Root Server Consortium, received 763,311 hits in June - an
> increase of over 40% over May.
> "Registrations of domains ending in EARTH, USA and Z are also up to several
> thousand domain names. We have really seen a growth in registrations in the
> past month due to our educational campaign", said Palmer. "What's more important
> is that people are switching to other root server networks in large numbers,
> showing that they do take notice and are concerned about ICANN".
> ADNS owns the three top-level domains "EARTH", "USA" and "Z" and provides internet
> sites with the ability to register a domain under these top-level domains. ADNS
> has been providing internet related services since 1993.
> Each month, ADNS will offer free registration, web hosting service and domain
> service for those registering a domain in a specific part of the EARTH, USA or
> Z hierarchy, provided that they promise to develop public content under that domain name.
> This month, anyone who registers a domain which ends in MISSISSIPPI.USA on July 10th
> between 4am and 5 am Eastern Time will receive free registration, DNS and web hosting
> services for one year.
> ADNS is part of the Open Root Server Consortium (ORSC - http://www.open-rsc.org ),
> a group of individuals and organizations who are all interested in an open, fair
> and technically sound global Domain Name System for the internet. ADNS is providing
> ASLAN free of charge for the use of the internet community.
> ADNS also operates the internet portal site called http://The.EARTH.
> This site is accessible to any computer that is pointing to the new DNS servers.
> SOURCE: AGN Domain Name Service, Inc.
> CONTACT: John Palmer, email@example.com / 312-849-2753
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