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RE: Microsoft spokesperson blames ICANN
> Sorry, Jim; I think it's not that much of a stretch. They said that > (a) it's a DNS problem, (b) they don't understand the cause, but (c) > they don't manage the DNS, ICANN does. OK -- the problem is > therefore > in a piece they don't manage, so they're not at fault. But ICANN > *does* manage it (or so the direct quote says). There's a decent > implication there that the manager is at fault, though not > (of course) > a direct statement. I would also note that the article > quotes De Jonge > as saying "The *Internet's* Domain Name System (DNS) does > does not return > the correct response when it is queried for a Microsoft Web site" > [emphasis added]. In other words, it's not *Microsoft's* DNS > servers, > it's the "Internet's". You overlooked the prime facae error. ICANN most certainly does NOT manage the DNS. The US Department of Commerce does. That's actually been proven in court.