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Re: [registrars] Testbed period?

Thanks, Amadeu.  

Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner, but I heard you over the audio system
in San Jose!  Obviously, you know the news about the textbed extension by
now, and we're hoping that there will be a lot of movement over the next
three weeks, in terms of new agreements and the like, but there are not
details yet. We'll keep you posted.

All the best,

At 09:16 AM 25/06/99 +0200, Amadeu Abril i Abril wrote:
>Esther, Becky,
>It is already June 25th this part of the world. We at Nominalia as I guess the
>rest of "selected-to-be-accredited" registrars for the post-testbed period
>have not received any indication that we are supposed to sign the final
>accreditation agreement with ICANN or the new verion (sic) of the NSI Licnece
>agreement and therefore be able to "go live" (or try to) "TODAY". We assume
>therefore that the testbed period has been de facto extended, or in any case,
>that the post-testbed period is NOT starting today.
>Even if we all are learned with fast minds, so we all are able to make this
>kind of assumptions, we would very much appreciate any indication of what is
>likley to happen, or what is not. Official if possible, but any unofficial
>statement would be better than having all of us "guessing by reading the
>As you know, I m contrary to any extension of the testbed period. Indeed we
>are far behind schedule in regard to the test results, but eveyone seems to
>agree that no more than 35% of the delays have been caused by technical
>issues, while the rest is due tl legal and "policy" issues. A power game, in
>other words. If this assumption is true, letting more registras in would help
>more than harm, s it would bring some added balance to the "power game"
>referred above. Specially since some, if not most, the testbed registrars
>don't seem to be that interested in fighting that battle, at least form our
>persepctive (and I apologize for the warlike language, but I think it gives a
>good picture of what is apparently happening).
>Indeed, we also would like knowing if there is a prevision abut when will be
>able to see the final (?!?) version of the NSI/Registrr License agreement.
>Nominalia is not prepared to sign it in its current version ,as some other
>"selected-...-registrars" have also expressed. But even if we don't have what
>in fornt of us what the Department of Commerce and NSI are supposed to
>re-negotiate on the table, it would be a wise move, in our opinion, to let in
>all thos ewilling to give it a try. It certainly would not turn the current
>situation into worse.....
>Looking forward to heraing form you, I wish you both, Esther and Becky, all
>the best.
>Amadeu Abril i Abril
>Legal & Policy Advisor

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