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Re: [wg-c] .eu and the notion of regional TLDs
On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 12:09:17PM -0500, Milton Mueller wrote:
> It should be obvious that IANA lost the ability to define procedurs for the
> addition of new TLDs between 94 and 97. Draft Postel (1996), which proposed
> adding 150 new TLDs to the root, was endorsed by both Postel and the
> Internet Society Board, and yet, it did not happen.
That is not correct. "Draft Postel" was a *draft*, and Postel and ISOC
both knew very well what that meant. ISOC's "endorsement" said "this
is a nice first thought, let's go work on it."
> The gTLD-MoU was also
> endorsed by Postel, ISOC, and even ITU and INTA, yet its proposed new TLDs
> were not added. Clearly, there was a need for a new institution and new
The prime reason that the MoU was not implemented was the intervention
of Magaziner. In my opinion the definitive intervention of Magaziner
was at a meeting at the IETF in Washington DC where the insertion of the
7 new TLDs was proposed as a testbed, and Magaziner said "no". Up to
that time the MoU was the game in town.
> There are probably 50 other regional and international entities that could
> apply on similar terms. This process could succeed in politicizing and
> corrupting the ISO list as well.
Personally I would be delighted to see 50 new ccTLDs. Shoot -- we could
have 400 more -- there are only 676 possible 2 letter combinations. It
doesn't matter *at all* if the ISO list is politicized -- that is
utterly irrelevant from the point of view of the DNS. It is amazing to
me that you have objections.
Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
firstname.lastname@example.org lonesome." -- Mark Twain