Re: [ga-roots] Capture and Diversion
Patrick and all,
Patrick Corliss wrote:
> On Wednesday, May 02, 2001 10:31 AM (AEST), Kristy McKee wrote:
> > IMHO this is beyond ICANN's scope as Bret mentioned ealier: the IETF is
> > the place for decisions like these to happen; therefore if we do have an
> > opinion I recommend we direct it in their direction.
> That's an interesting observation, thank you. If we assume that it is
> ICANN's policy to comply with the technical standards as laid down by the
> IETF, then this will also apply to the question of a "unique root" as
> defined in the RFCs.
First of all RFC's are not standards, they are "Requests for Comments",
more or less. Secondly, to comply with these RFC's than ICANN must
comply with all of them in their policies. RFC 1591 come to mind here....
> It would seem to me that the RFCs may be deficient if they don't properly
> address the issues of mutiple roots, smart browsers, capture and diversion.
Agreed. Hence why they are ONLY Requests For Comments, not
> In that case, our recommendation should be for ICANN to clearly articulate
> its policy. We can then approach the whole issue from a different direction
Also agreed here as well. However, the ICANN BoD has gotten into a
habit of applying what policies it chooses despite what any specific
RFC might determine. Again RFC 1591 comes to mind here....
> First, we must clarify the relationship between ICANN policy and the
And we must also recognize that there are a number of standards
bodies W3C and IEEE come to mind here....
> Patrick Corliss
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