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On Sun, 6 Jan 2002 21:27:12 -0500, Chuck Gomes wrote:

> Finally, please show me the FUD.

Hi Chuck

There's so much of it, I really don't know where to start :-)

How about Tom Newell's notification of the closure of NetSol's Domain Policy
List?  As suggested by him I referred the matter to Brian O'Shaughnessy, of
VeriSign's Corporate Communications Department.  The result?  Absolutely
no response (see below).  A total absence of corporate communication !!

Perhaps not "FUD" (by definition) but still pretty misinformational.

So let me ask you whether we can restore the archives.  We could, I'm sure,
exclude the offending posts which caused the list to be closed down in the
first place.

I have 5,000 postings stored as follows:

DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET    19 May 2000 to 10 Aug 2000

DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.NETSOL.COM     12 Aug 2000 to 25 May 2001

I know a person who has postings going back to 1999.  I'm sure others have
more comprehensive archives (not to mention VeriSign's own records).

Best Regards
Patrick Corliss

On Tue, 24 May 0101 11:13:49 -0400, Tom Newell wrote:
Subject: List deactivation

> This list will be closed effective immediately.  When
> we started the list many years ago, there were no lists
> specifically focusing on domain policy issues.  Today
> there are a wide range of public lists that address
> this topic.
> Thank you very much for your participation.
> Please refer all queries to Brian O'Shaughnessy, of
> VeriSign's Corporate Communications department at
> boshaughnessy@verisign.com.
> --Tom

On Fri, 25 May 2001 03:03:43 +1000, Patrick Corliss wrote:

> Dear Brian
> Verisign's decision to close down the Domain Policy list was both sudden and
> unexpected.  Personally I think it was inappropriate.  Whatever the reasons
> it is clearly a matter for your own corporate interests.
> However the Domain Policy archives are a valuable resource which need to be
> retained for historical reference and research.  My feeling is that most
> subscribers would take the view that the lists belong to them.  Certainly
> I'd believe that in relation to my own postings over the past year.
> At the very least, someone should have been given the opportunity to pick up
> the archives and subscriber lists.  Historical DNS archives are spotty
> enough without erasing entire volumes from the encyclopaedic set.
> I'd therefore ask that Verisign re-consider its decision to remove these
> archives from the public record.  An alternative solution would be for
> Verisign to make these records available to be hosted elsewhere.  I am
> certain that I could make alternative arrangements for such support.
> I look forward to your kind response.
> Yours faithfully,
> Patrick Corliss

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