Re: [ga] ICANN Pretends to Solve ccTLD Problem
Also, ISP News misquotes itself when it says that last year ccTLDs
"unanimously voted to withdraw from ICANN". If you follow their link,
what it really says is that ccTLDs "voted unanimously last Friday to
withdraw from ICANN's Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO)".
As I understand the situation, the agreement with JPRS formalizes the
situation created when JPNIC, the former manager of .JP, decided to
create a for-profit corporation (JPRS) to handle this task.
All the details have been public for a while already. See the IANA
See also the information on .JP at the bottom of page
[">" = William X Walsh]
> Saturday, Saturday, March 16, 2002, 1:03:43 AM, Sotiris Sotiropoulos wrote:
> > "U.S.-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
> > Numbers (ICANN) announced Thursday afternoon it's the new
> > operator of the .jp top-level domain (TLD), providing
> > technical and coordination functions for the domain
> > extension."
> > more:
> > http://www.isp-planet.com/news/2002/icann_020304.html
> I know Jim Wagner, the author of this article is on this list, so I'll
> address this here. There is a serious issue with the accuracy of what
> is being reported on here.
> ICANN is NOT the operator of the .jp top level domain. Japan Registry
> Service Corporation (JPRS) is the new operator, after a redelegation
> from JPNIC, and this type of redelegation requires ICANN approval.
> All ICANN did is approve of the transition. And that's all the press
> release above says as well. The article Sotiris provided the link to
> above grossly misstates what happened and what the press release was
> I'd also recommend using quotes from someone more familiar with the
> ccTLD community rather than Judith Oppenheimer. Anyone with some
> understanding of the process would have been able to point this out
> and help avoid the problem with the accuracy of the article.
> Best regards,
> William X Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> "There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of
> the law. No artist ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer
> interprets the truth."
> -- Jean Giradoux
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