Re: [ga] Letter from ICANN to New.net
Roberto and all assembly members,
Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> Bill Lovell wrote:
> >Some relevant questions concerning this letter:
> >On what basis is ICANN claiming "consensus?"
> >What is the basis for the statement "the concept
> >of multiple roots clearly leads to the potential for
> >conflicting top level domains and consequent
> >Internet instability," and if that is true, why is
> >it establishing a .biz TLD, when there already is
> >one of those, which could bring about the
> >very collision it decries?
> The basis for this statement is the position of the IETF, as summarised by
> the IAB.
The IAB has a way of summarizing things in a manner that is not representative
of the IETF community. That said, any summarization that any IAB "Official",
if there really is such a thing/person(s) is questionable at best.
> This item has also been debated at the PSO General Assembly some 10 days
> ago, and there has not been one single voice in favour of multiple roots.
Please provide some URL archives of this debate if you can? As a
member of that assembly and the E-Mail forum, I have seen NO such
debates or discussion...
> Incidentally, I have been one among others who spoke in favour of
> IAB/ICANN's position, but of course made it clear that I was speaking only
> as "a member of the DNSO/GA".
Yes many of us are well aware of you position, Roberto. Many of us
are also aware of your methods as well.
> I don't want to underestimate the importance of the different political POVs
> on the multiple roots, but since this issue has negligible support (if any
> at all) in the Protocol community, and specifically at the IETF, ICANN
> should not do anything else than dismiss it.
Of course this is YOUR position. Not the position of the Protocol community
in the private sector.
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