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[ga] ICANN & Stability


Having read the text of Elisabeth Porteneuve's proposed resolution on name 
server updates (reprinted below), I can't help but get the impression that 
either ICANN/IANA staff is thoroughly incompetent or that you are engaged in 
the process of blackmailing the ccTLD community.  It would seem to me that 
some discussion on this topic is warranted as the assertion has been made 
that ICANN itself has threatened the stability of the Internet (a subject 
that I presume you would take seriously).  As the President and Chief 
Executive Officer of this Corporation, that ostensibly deems the stability of 
the Internet to be its highest priority, can you comment on why your staff 
has failed to process these updates?

Best regards,

Whereas the ICANN Evolution and Reform Committee (ERC) has published 
its second implementation report,


Whereas the stability of the universal Internet has been part of 
permanent preoccupations since the White Paper document, 

Whereas on 28 November 1998, both the USG and the ICANN committed 
to abide by the principle of Internet stability in the MoU,

Whereas the ccTLD Managers has been awaiting since years
for correct IANA ccTLD database services, as explicitly specified 
in the Amendment 2 to the MoU of 11 September 2000, requesting
for "Documentation of IANA procedures for root zone editing, 
root zone generation, and root zone WHOIS service".

Whereas the ccTLD IANA Service Requirements has been restated
once more in Bucharest on 25 June 2002 and approved unanimously,

Whereas the ERC reaffirms that "Preserve and enhance the operational 
stability, reliability, security, and global interoperability of 
the Internet" is on top of the list of ICANN Core's values,

Whereas the global interoperability and stability of Internet depends 
on the TLD name servers,

Whereas the recent bankruptcy of KPNQwest, providing secondary 
services to several ccTLD Registries requested for prompt actions 
on IANA side to update the name servers records as requested by 
the ccTLD Managers,

Whereas there is widespread dissatisfaction of ccTLD Managers about 
the ICANN failing to its IANA Function duty, and several name servers 
updates pending since three months (since June 2002),

The NC therefore resolves that:
The stability of universal Internet is in danger and request 
ICANN to take immediate actions to update ccTLD name servers entries.

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