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Re: [discuss] Unofficial minutes June 11 1999 Names Council Meeting

On Tue, 29 Jun 1999 20:37:56 -0400, "A.M. Rutkowski" <amr@chaos.com>

>> > Gov, mil, edu, int are indeed gTLDs; they are not "open" gTLDs,
>> > according to the commonly accepted defitition of gTLDs.  I am not certain
>> > about arpa .
>>'infrastructure' tld, mostly dealt with by ietf.
>The ARPA zone is maintained by the IP registry organizations
>with ARIN taking the lead, in cooperation with Network
>Solutions which hosts the authoritative zone files.
>The plain fact of the matter is that there is no mechanism
>for even determining the semantics of what this group is
>dealing with.

Nor is there anything to stop them from using second level names under
.arpa (might be interesting to see them trying though).  :)

William X. Walsh
General Manager, DSo Internet Services
Email: william@dso.net  Fax:(209) 671-7934

"The fact is that domain names are new and have unique
characteristics, and their status under the law is not yet clear." 
--Kent Crispin (June 29th, 1999)