Re: [ga] Re: Request for a Working Group
Nice dream, but not practical.
There needs to be higher standards and minimum requirements. The FCFS
and all you need is a couple nameservers standard is just not
practical except in small anarchy namespaces like the various
alt.root namespaces where practicality isn't an issue.
Tuesday, Tuesday, March 26, 2002, 1:46:54 PM, John Palmer wrote:
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>> Oh come on. ICANN's restructuring plan bears no relation to the white
>> paper or the MOU. Everything is on the table, up for grabs.
>> Let's do it right.
>> I see a very very light ICANN, focused on minimal technical criteria. The
>> issues of consumer law and the like belong where they are dealt with by
>> trained professionals.
>> I don't think the US should set world consumer law. Nor should ICANN.
>> My ideal ICANN would have so few 'policy' duties that we would agree
>> collectively that elections were not worth the trouble....
> With respect to selecting new TLDs, it would be a
> mechanical process if done correctly.
> 1. Someone applies for a new TLD.
> 2. ICANN checks to make sure that the applicant
> was the first to claim the TLD and use it in business and commerce.
> 3. ICANN checks to see if they have at least
> two servers with SOA for the TLD
> 4. ICANN places the records into the root zone file.
> That is ALL they should be doing for TLD selections.
> There is no room for deciding anything, in this case.
> In other duties, perhaps a bit more discretion will be involved.
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