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Re: NetSol screwing the pooch?
Patrick Greenwell wrote: > > On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, William Allen Simpson wrote: > > The problem isn't ICANN, > > I suggest you look more closely at what exactly they have produced. > With regard to operational issues, I have followed the general proceedings of ICANN. The results seem to be well considered. For example, the resolutions of .pn and .ps are reasonable and documented. Other than the USG agreements with NSI, which ICANN is required to follow for operational continuity, I have found no operational decisions by ICANN. Perhaps you could be more explicit? The issue raised here is that NSI is operationally incompetent. Wresting the whois database and name server operations from NSI will be difficult, even with concerted action by ISPs. As an example in a related communications industry, I offer MediaOne cable service. MediaOne and predecessors have been in violation of their franchise agreement for over 20 years. They don't deliver service in locations where it is expensive to install, including downtown Ann Arbor, despite explicit contractual requirements. They have never met federal or local requirements for customer support, both for timeliness of resolution and reporting of results. Yet, it has proven impossible to deny them franchise renewal. So far, only two such denials have been upheld by courts, both in Kentucky. Attorneys for the City of Ann Arbor advised the cable commission that denying franchise renewal would be prohibitively expensive and ultimately fruitless given the existing legal climate. I conclude that, if the major ISPs desire a change, they will need to work together to move the DNS registry service outside of the US, and be willing to defy unreasonable and irrational US court orders. How do you propose to make it work? WSimpson@UMich.edu Key fingerprint = 17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26 DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32