Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

RE: This is not good news.

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Thu Jun 24 03:34:00 1999

Hank,
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: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Hank Nussbacher
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 1:52 AM
> To: linneweh@concentric.net; nanog@merit.edu
> 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!
> >http://www.azstarnet.com/public/dnews/0623CV2.html
> >
> >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.
>
> <flame>
> 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
> it.
> </flame>
>
> -Hank
>
>
> >
> >Henry
> >
> >
> >
> >
>






Discussion Communities


About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home


Merit Network, Inc.