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RE: This is not good news.
- From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
- Date: Thu Jun 24 03:34:00 1999
This is off-topic for NANOG. But, while you are not completely wrong,
you are not properly informed either. New top-level domains are NOT
strictly administrative. If they were, or the root-servers were, we'd
have had them over two years ago. Switch off your flame-thrower and come
and join the festivities on the DOMAIN-POLICY list. Dean Robb did.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Hank Nussbacher
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 1:52 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: This is not good news.
> At 15:38 23/06/99 -0700, Henry R. Linneweh wrote:
> >Betsy Hart: Shadowy group is taking control of Internet!
> >Imposition of taxes and other power plays. Seems like history
> >repeating itself and setting a dangerous precedent.
> >Taxation of the network and making US citizens bare
> >the brunt of the cost is UNACCEPTABLE PERIOD.
> >Increasing rates to ISP's and backbone providers is
> >and reverse method of taxation on the consumer in
> >the end for government benefit,
> >UNACCEPTABLE PERIOD.
> Oh please! NSI is playing every one of you for saps. Follow
> the money.
> Who is making money right now by the delay? Not ICANN. A
> tax? You have
> got to be kidding. It is a cost to cover expenses - might be
> $.50, might
> even $.30. Go ahead - put a cap put on the cost of running
> ICANN. Build a
> different cost model to support the operation of ICANN. Oh
> wait - ARIN has
> one. No one calls the fee ISPs pay ARIN - a form of
> taxation. Calling it
> a tax is playing into NSI's hands.
> Internet governance? Another nice buzzword thrown around to
> make people
> shy away from ICANN. ICANN has nothing to do with
> encryption, copyright,
> taxation, censorship, etc. Those who want to torpedo ICANN
> and to put the
> whole process back by 2 years - want you to think that ICANN
> can and will
> do all those things. Assigning domain names is
> administrative. Don't let
> anyone convince you otherwise. You don't like cybersquatters
> or trademark
> bandits? Take them to court. Leave ICANN (and NSI for that
> matter) out of