[ga] RE: Archives of VeriSign's Domain Policy Mailing List
We made it very clear that the decision made with regard to the Domain
Policy List was made for legal reasons. You may disagree with our
counsel but we pay them to protect us so we listen to them when they
speak. If that is FUD, so be it. I call that sound business practice.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Corliss [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 10:35 AM
> To: Gomes, Chuck
> Cc: [ga]
> Subject: Archives of VeriSign's Domain Policy Mailing List
> 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?
> 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
> > email@example.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