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Re: [wg-c] .eu and the notion of regional TLDs
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On 05-Feb-2000 Dave Crocker wrote:
> But since you introduced the question of history: The loss that you refer
> to was the direct result of intervention by Ira Magaziner. He nicely and
> fully de-stabilized the previously well-established position of IANA. Had
> he not intervened, the gTLDs-Mou would have been fully implemented.
> The unpublished U.S government multi-agency task force recommended support
> of the gTLD-MoU, but Magaziner knew better.
He most certainly did know better. Thank goodness. The gTLD-MoU was FAR from
an open and transparent process, and had no business being seriously considered
The gTLD-MoU was an attempt by the ITU to assert some control over the Internet.
And USG stepped in and stopped that, the NSF saw it was a bad idea and directed
NSI to NOT introduce new gTLDs at IANA's request, and the Dept. of Commerce
agreed with them.
Your bitterness at them not agreeing with your narrow and limited view of how
things should be run is the basis for your comment above.
William X. Walsh <email@example.com>
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