Re: PAB white paper is out

Robert F. Connelly (
Tue, 09 Jun 1998 08:24:48 +0900

At 11:08 AM 6/8/98 -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>Bob Helfant writes:
>> You would lead us all down the path again? Why not let IANA do its new job
>> and climb aboard when they make the new rules.
>Jon Postel isn't some mythic god who sits atop olympus. To many of us,
>he's a person we have known for many years. Obviously, decisions
>aren't going to be made in a vacuum.
>Bob, I realize that you only have a financial interest here and barely
>care about the bigger issues, but some of us are interested in
>actually making sure that the results of this process are a governance
>structure for the net that we can live with.

Dear Perry:

Thank you for your posting, there are, indeed, some who don't see the big
picture. Domain names are *really* only a small fraction of the total issue.


P.S. I have now read your follow on dialog with BobH. It is clear that
BobH sees only a small fraction of the domain name part of the issue, which
is only a small part of the whole issue. Please understand that BobH is
not representative of the majority of CORE. The majority of CORE have
rejected his positions when put to a vote, both in *live* Plenary meetings,
Teleconferences and VoteBots. Please don't "tar all of us with the same
stick" you use on BobH;-{

>We spent a great deal of time, energy and money into doing more or
>less what the white paper has asked for -- having the self governance
>organs of the net come up with a reasonable organization for managing
>the DNS. Given that we have a ready-made solution available, why
>should we only allow NSI and others to beat Jon into submission when
>we can intervene and present a reasonable and well structured solution
>that has already gone through extensive industry examination?
>> It would cost so much less in money and time and if history is any
>> teacher, have the same result.
>If you don't want in, by all means, feel free not to interfere.