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Re: [ga] H.R. 3028 and ICANN UDRP
Governing authority on the Internet has always been derived from consensus,
not a legal framework. Technically, the U.S. Government (various
agencies--Department of Defence (DoD), Federal Netowrking Council (FNC),
National Science Foundation (NSF)) has the legal authority (derived from
the fact that the U.S Government created what is the Internet)--but
historically it has not exercised it.
At 05:36 AM 10/14/1999 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
>Oh, Gee. ICANN may not be an international database. I thought it was an
>international organization though, and if these agreements arent'
>"Treaties", then ICANN wouldn't be legitimately commandeering ccTLDs would
>What are these agreements? is there not any international law surrounding
>the legitimacy of ICANN? And if there is, wouldn't that be a treaty?
>Please explain, because you bring up an interesting point that ICANN has
>no governing authority anywhere except in the United States and it's
>On Wed, 13 Oct 1999, Dan Birchall wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 02:11:58PM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > What I find really scary, is that in order to legislate circumstances
> > > surrounding gTLDs, isn't the Congress implying that ownership, or at
> > > jurisdiction is in the United States? I'm not aware of any International
> > > treaty or body - other than ICANN, and that's a California Corporation.
> > >
> > > Let me take that one step further....
> > >
> > > It's ICANN.ORG,
> > >
> > > Not...
> > >
> > > ICANN.INT
> > Was ICANN established as the result of an international treaty?
> > .INT is usually reserved for international treaty organizations.
> > (It's also probably easier in general to get a .ORG than an .INT,
> > since you can just go to your registrar of choice, and not IANA,
> > er, uh, ICANN. ;)
> > -Dan
> > --
> > Shag (Dan Birchall) - sysadmin, webslinger, Linux laptop user.
> > Hacker ex-slacker hiker 'rycher biker Quaker. Gen-Xceptional.