Re: [ga] whois: issues with uniformity
Stephane and all former DNSO GA members,
Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 11:08:06PM -0600,
> Don Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> a message of 129 lines which said:
> > So, if the ICANN shoe doesn't fit someone, in the final analysis, then
> > don't wear it. What is ICANN going to do about it - declare war on a
> > ccTLD?
> This is not how it works. ICANN controls the root. When ns.eu.net
> disappeared in the bankrupt of KPNQwest, ICANN refused to update the
> NS delegations for the ccTLDs which refused to sign the ICANN/DOC
No, ICANN does not control the root yet. DOC does. As to the
NS delegations for ccTLD's which refused to sign the
ICANN/DOC Contract, DOC intervened in that situation after
ICANN made the particular refusals.
> As of today, the problem has been solved for '.de' or '.fr' but it is
> still lingering for '.al' or other domains which probably do not have
> the same vocal power.
> So, ICANN/DOC has a real power, unfortunately.
DOC/NTIA, yes, ICANN has influence with DOC/NTIA,
but as to how much power ICANN has is debatable and
of course always negotiable..
Jeffrey A. Williams
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