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

At 07:43 PM 6/29/99 , Kent Crispin wrote:

>The wide use of the terms "open" and "closed" is very recent,
>promulgated by NSI, in an attempt to get com, net, and org considered
>in the same competitive class as the various "open" ccTLDs.  Most
>people didn't buy that subterfuge.

The plain facts are that the semantics and use of all existing
TLDs are determined independently by those who manage and use
the domains - many through the marketplace.  It has nothing
to do with what any committees or groups - past or present -
think they are or should be.  They are in the final analysis