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Re: usdns.org

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Wed Jun 18 17:05:55 1997

It took a long time, but here's the reply to my earlier message:

> Date: Tue, 17 Jun 97 09:42:22 PDT
> From: US Domain Registration <usdomreg@ISI.EDU>
>
> Bill:
>
> To be clear, no you can't assume that you can register anywhere for
> free in the US domain.  You don't have to deal with 3rd party services
> if you don't want to, but if you don't then you do have to deal with
> the manager for the delegated domain.  That manager may charge a fee
> for his service.
>
> The current policies of the US domain are on the web page at
>
>         http://www.isi.edu/us-domain
>
>         Check the "Overview" information.
>
> US Domain Registry
>
> - ----- Begin Included Message -----
>
> Date: Thu, 12 Jun 97 18:27:07 GMT
> From: "William Allen Simpson" <wsimpson@greendragon.com>
> To: iana@isi.edu
> Cc: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: usdns.org
>
> > From: Eric Kozowski <kozowski@structured.net>
> > I received the following from Jon Postel.  Posted with his permission.
> >
> > >The USDNS organization is esentially a broker for domain names in the
> > >US (and maybe other) domains.
> > >...
> > >In the world there are many such services, we all make tradeoffs every
> > >day between doing something ourselves vs using a service to do it for
> > >us.  We all trade money vs time and/or knowledge and/or skill.
> > >...
> > >The US Domain Administration does not make any recommendations positive
> > >or negative about such services.
> > >
> >
> Great.  Just wanted to be clear on this official policy.  We can still
> register ourselves without paying any service, anywhere in the US domain.
>
> And any "service", fee or no fee, can update the _same_ subdomains.
> There is no subdomain "ownership".
>
> Also, there was another posting saying that IANA had made a limitation
> last year for each "service" only serving 50 US sub-domains.
>
> I didn't see any such announcement.  Could you update the US domain RFC
> accordingly?
>
> WSimpson@UMich.edu
>     Key fingerprint =  17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26  DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32
> BSimpson@MorningStar.com
>     Key fingerprint =  2E 07 23 03 C5 62 70 D3  59 B1 4F 5E 1D C2 C1 A2
>
>
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WSimpson@UMich.edu
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BSimpson@MorningStar.com
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