[ga] Re: [ga-roots] BUILDING A PLATFORM FOR DESTRUCTION
Eric and all assembly members,
Excellent evaluation and read here Eric. To the extent you provided
for here, I am in complete agreement with you conclusion.
Eric Dierker wrote:
> As part the RIR package found at
> Does anyone else read (b) as a set up to disqualify RIRs who would do
> business with an ISP that would do business with the now existing .BIZ.
> How does one "avoid global address space fragmentation"? So far ICANN
> BoD seems to think it is OK to assign a new gTLD which duplicates one
> that already exists, so they either have to get rid of one or make sure
> the ISPs do not do business with one and they can only directly do this
> through the RIRs.
> Now, if I read Milton Mueller's most recent post correctly.
> " Alternate roots do in fact exist. No one can prevent
> them from existing, because te selection of a root
> server to point to is a voluntary act by ISPs and
> end-user client software. "
> So my conclusion is that the only way for ICANN to move ahead in the
> .biz manner they have chosen is to develop an agreement that restricts
> the aforsaid voluntary act by the ISPs.
> (9) Regional IP Address Registries
> The initial signatories to this MOU shall include ICANN
> and the Signing RIRs who have signed below. ICANN will
> develop requirements and policies for the approval of
> additional RIRs. This MOU assumes that these
> requirements will include at least:
> (a) That the proposed RIR has demonstrated the broad
> support of the Internet service providers
> (ISPs) in its proposed region of coverage.
> (b) That the region of coverage meets the scale to be
> defined by ICANN considering the need to
> avoid global address space fragmentation.
> Then again I may be paranoid and wrong ;>}
> Hum I just wonder if Verisign would benefit from such restrictions also.
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