Re: [ga] Analysis of Atlantic Root .BIZ Registrations to Date
I started reading your posted document <http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/edelman/dotbiz>. I am blocked at the first phrase which is wrong by ommission.
"As part of its obligations under itsMemorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Commerce, ICANN coordinates policies for determing the addition of new top-level domains to the Internet's DNS root system".
This is inexact. What is true is:
"As part of its obligations under itsMemorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Commerce, ICANN coordinates policies for determing the addition of new top-level domains to the USG Internet's DNS root system".
You cannot donate or delegate something you do not have. The DNS system is a set of different programs by different producers - mostly under GNU licences - used by millions of people throughout the world, many of who never heard and will never hear about the iCANN and the DoC. It uses a part of the humanity name space (the DNS name space the GAC, the law of several countries declared to be own by no one and non trade markable at TLD level - its roots). It only helps them setting up who is authoritative on heir own machine. You may push Eric out of this list, no one will oblige him to use the iCANN root if he says no.
The internet belongs to no one. If the USA have been a leading land, the historic investors have been many universities of different countries, IBM, MCI, public services and agencies from scores of countries. ARPANet was certainly be part of it, as Cyclades, Euronet and others. Technically, ask old timers who did what between Roberts and Westler in the USA, Pouzin in France ... The web has been developped at the European Nuclear Center (CERN) by an English. Deployment has been shared and paid by many individuals and pioneers. This mailing list is currently sponsored bythe AFNIC, etc... etc... Show me the USG contract for the Bind system.
The rest of your text is historical. Just five remarks.
- The number of DNs is not related to the importance of the usership. One the most used TLD is ".us".
- The routing conflicts are not constested by anyone serious. What is surprising is that the BoD has decided not to warn officialy the DoC. Bearing full legal and financial resposnibility.
- your publishing of the nominative biz list is in contravention with privacy laws of many countries and as such a real argument against iCANN supporters.
- the number of demonstrated DNs is far higher than many ccTLDs enjoying full respect from he iCANN.
- the increase you show demonstrates that ARNI is here to stay and that many people now think using it is a reasonable move, either because it will survive NeuLevel which has far higher operating costs due to the iCANN constraints and will not be able to cope with a long stale period after the first collisions hit the press. So either .biz DNs by ARNI will be the winers or NewLevel will have to compromise and to buy them. ANyway it is good business to buy from Leah. I understand many are understanding that right now..
On 19:51 19/06/01, Ben Edelman said:
I've heard discussion -- on this list, at ICANN meetings, and elsewhere --