Re: PAB white paper is out

Kent Crispin (
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 11:54:46 -0700

On Fri, Jun 05, 1998 at 11:42:01AM -0700, Rick H. Wesson wrote:
> ummm,
> my take on the wp is that the ntia is only describing the process
> that should take place. imho, they didn't specify that the any of
> the gtld-mou or other i* organizations have the right to manage
> any of the dns related processes.
> to me it looked like, please go back to step #1 and form a non-profit
> to take controll of the dns.
> tell me i'm wrong.
> -rick

The wp leaves it to the "internet community" to come up with a new
non-profit corporation to take over IANA. In practice that means
that it is throwing its support behind the efforts that Jon Postel
has already started to form such a corporation. While this is not
the same as supporting the MoU, it is a *much* better result than the
green paper proposal.

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