Re: [ga] root vs roots - the false but usefull confusion
"William S. Lovell" wrote:
> Why isn't all this, and others like it, in ga-roots?
Perhaps because there's no cross-posting.
> And what on earth is a "owner-ga-full?"
That's the administrator for the majordomo list called "ga-full".
> Bill Lovell
> Dassa wrote:
> > |> -----Original Message-----
> > |> From: email@example.com On Behalf Of Jefsey Morfin
> > |> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:15 PM
> > |> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > |> Subject: [ga] root vs roots - the false but usefull confusion
> > <snip>
> > |> It is not the root of the iCANN: the iCANN has deliberately
> > |> chosen to have its mini-root (authoritative on its TLDs] being only a
> > part of
> > |> the full and unique root.
> > |>
> > As ICANN has the major share of the name space the above is a little
> > misleading.
> > There has been a bit of discussion on ICANN using US law to control other
> > roots, mainly in the form of making it illegal for ISP's in the US to use
> > them. This has been touted as not being possible.
> > Has anyone given any thought to other legal means ICANN has at its
> > disposal? I would think that ICANN would be able to swing contractual
> > arrangements to control access to the legacy root. Whereby anyone who uses
> > the legacy root is under a contractual obligation to acknowledge it as the
> > authoritive unique root and to not use the legacy root simultaneously with
> > another root. They could also knobble the other roots use of the legacy
> > root in the same manner. Unless there is a contact authorising access to
> > the legacy root, access is unauthorised and illegal.
> > ISP's would be free to use any root they choose, but to use the legacy root
> > they would be obligated to only use it.
> > To me, this would allow ICANN to give the legacy root the authority that
> > people are saying it lacks.
> > Just a late night thought.
> > Darryl (Dassa) Lynch.
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