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Re: [wg-c] SV: Consensus and compromises...
At 09:43 AM 9/14/99 , Christopher Ambler wrote:
>Limit each prospective registry to a single TLD to start, and that set
>drops down to below 15. Most likely below 10.
Limit them to one each and a) they will have 1/3 the name choice as NSI,
and b) they will appear to be even more fragile than NSI especially since
they are so new and NSI so well-established.
In other words we need to be very careful that we do not orchestrate for
The current gTLD registry has 3 viable names. Giving less than that to a
new registries puts them in a significantly weaker position, particularly
with respect to making a comparative analysis.
> > The set of claims which pertain to work done that was IANA sponsored
> > involves 6 names only, the six developed by the IAHC/POC.
>Wrong. The set of claims includes all developed registries which also
>exist on IANA's list of applications, a list which was SOLICITED BY
>JON POSTEL. The "IAHC 7" (why do you say 6, I wonder?) were
The idea that the mere existence of a list of folks wanting to submit an
application somehow creates an obligation is facinating, particularly since
there is no language in that document which carries an IANA obligation,
explicitly or implicitly.
I encourage you to find some legal basis for your position. Absent that,
please produce documentation which does constitute a clear statement by
IANA that it was approving and otherwise participating in these other
To be counted it is necessary to do more than make a claim. One must
Absent such documentation, the obligation of this group is to design a
reasonable and fair system that pertains to enhancements of the
Efforts outside of the root are irrelevant to the enhancement
effort. Those efforts were free to start and are free to continue. The
obligation of this group is to not interfere with their efforts, but does
not require including them in our own.
(by the way, the nefarious reason I said 6 is that I can't count. don't
take it personally.)
> > All other work was done outside of IANA and is, therefore, unrelated to
>This is your fantasy. Reality bites.
Present documentation to this community which suffices to show IANA-derived
obligation and it will be worth this community's consideration.
>If you don't agree with the argument, discount the motives of the opponent.
>At least one thing in this whole debate is transparent.
yup. greed is almost always transparent.
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