[council] Fwd: Re: [ga] Re: ICANN & Stability
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 15:49:39 +0200
From: Thomas Keller <email@example.com>
To: "M. Stuart Lynn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: DannyYounger@cs.com, email@example.com, Louis Touton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [ga] Re: ICANN & Stability
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"M. Stuart Lynn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, DannyYounger@cs.com, email@example.com,
Louis Touton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This mail is being sent on behalf of the Technical Advisory Council of
DENIC (TACD) which represents the .de registrar community.
with dismay the TACD has noticed that the crucial and long awaited
changes of the root name servers for the zone .de have not taken place to the
current day. It even appears that the whole process has come to a stop due to
misunderstandings between ICANN in fulfillment of its IANA functions and
the Board of DENIC as well as other ccTLD registries.
To judge about the reasons of the current misunderstanding is out of the
scope of the TACD but the TACD strongly believes that a mere dispute can not
be a reason for ICANN to deny a simple technical implementation for any ccTLD
registry as long as this registry is acting in favor of the local internet
Therefore the TACD would like to emphasize DENICs request to perform the
necessary steps as soon as possible.
Please note that not performing the requested changes is not only a
severe political issue but also jeopardizes the german Internet related and
Internet dependent industries. All internet business, not only in Germany, is
built on a foundation of trust that all Internet services are reliable and dealt
with in a highly responsible manner. For the DNS as one of these services, if not
the most important one, not updating the root name servers is endangering this
trust and might lead to cutbacks of Internet related business, impacting guiltless
companies and employees. This is a situation which cannot be tolerated by
TACD nor by the DENIC community which TACD represents.
Out of the above mentioned reasons the TACD wants to urge ICANN to rethink its
position on this issue and move their political playing field towards a ground
where no uninvolved party may be harmed.
Tom Keller on behalf of the Technical Advisory Council of DENIC
Schlund + Partner AG
Erbprinzenstr. 4 - 12 Tel. +49-721-91374-534
76133 Karlsruhe, Germany Fax +49-721-91374-215
Am 16.09.2002 schrieb M. Stuart Lynn:
> You are assuming, Danny, that the assumptions that underlie
> Elisabeth's proposed resolution are correct. They are not. Perhaps
> you might be interested in the facts before forming your
> There is no threat to Internet stability. Soon after KPNQwest
> announced its suspension of operations, RIPE NCC agreed to assume
> operation of the ns.eu.net nameserver (which had formerly been
> operated by KPNQwest), and has committed to continue that operation
> for as long as necessary to migrate secondary nameservice to other
> nameservers. That nameserver has been operating for quite some time
> in a sound and stable manner. The IANA has given priority to
> handling requests to migrate from the KPNQwest nameservers, and as it
> happens 38 of the 41 requests that have been received to migrate
> nameservice from ns.eu.net have been satisfactorily completed.
> (Incidentally, 37 of the 38 ccTLDs that have been migrated have no
> contractual relationship with ICANN.) There are several other ccTLDs
> that have not yet requested to migrate, and the IANA is in the
> process of suggesting that they move along to suitable substitute
> nameservice as well. Three of the ccTLD requests for migration have
> not yet been completed because the ccTLD operators have (despite
> repeated requests) failed to cooperate in allowing the IANA to
> perform technical checks as provided by longstanding IANA policy.
> See the FAQs at <http://www.iana.org/faqs/tld-zone-access-faq.htm>
> for a description that we recently posted summarizing for ccTLD
> managers the policy, its longstanding basis (documented back to RFC
> 1591 in March 1994), and the means by which those seeking to change
> the policy should proceed.
> To reiterate, however, there no threat whatsoever to Internet
> stability, since the ns.eu.net nameserver continues to function
> At 4:05 PM -0400 9/16/02, DannyYounger@cs.com wrote:
> >Having read the text of Elisabeth Porteneuve's proposed resolution on name
> >server updates (reprinted below), I can't help but get the impression that
> >either ICANN/IANA staff is thoroughly incompetent or that you are engaged
> >the process of blackmailing the ccTLD community. It would seem to me that
> >some discussion on this topic is warranted as the assertion has been made
> >that ICANN itself has threatened the stability of the Internet (a subject
> >that I presume you would take seriously). As the President and Chief
> >Executive Officer of this Corporation, that ostensibly deems the stability
> >the Internet to be its highest priority, can you comment on why your staff
> >has failed to process these updates?
> >Best regards,
> >Whereas the ICANN Evolution and Reform Committee (ERC) has published
> >its second implementation report,
> >Whereas the stability of the universal Internet has been part of
> >permanent preoccupations since the White Paper document,
> >Whereas on 28 November 1998, both the USG and the ICANN committed
> >to abide by the principle of Internet stability in the MoU,
> >Whereas the ccTLD Managers has been awaiting since years
> >for correct IANA ccTLD database services, as explicitly specified
> >in the Amendment 2 to the MoU of 11 September 2000, requesting
> >for "Documentation of IANA procedures for root zone editing,
> >root zone generation, and root zone WHOIS service".
> >Whereas the ccTLD IANA Service Requirements has been restated
> >once more in Bucharest on 25 June 2002 and approved unanimously,
> >Whereas the ERC reaffirms that "Preserve and enhance the operational
> >stability, reliability, security, and global interoperability of
> >the Internet" is on top of the list of ICANN Core's values,
> >Whereas the global interoperability and stability of Internet depends
> >on the TLD name servers,
> >Whereas the recent bankruptcy of KPNQwest, providing secondary
> >services to several ccTLD Registries requested for prompt actions
> >on IANA side to update the name servers records as requested by
> >the ccTLD Managers,
> >Whereas there is widespread dissatisfaction of ccTLD Managers about
> >the ICANN failing to its IANA Function duty, and several name servers
> >updates pending since three months (since June 2002),
> >The NC therefore resolves that:
> >The stability of universal Internet is in danger and request
> >ICANN to take immediate actions to update ccTLD name servers entries.
> Stuart Lynn
> President and CEO
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