Re: ISOC/IETF *ARE* International Bodies[was: PAB nIANA facts]

Dave Crocker (
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 17:35:04 +0200

At 11:29 AM 6/9/98 -0400, Camillo Pasquariello wrote:
>Masataka Ohta wrote:
>> The next thing to do is to make ISOC/IETF internationalized
>> standardization body like ITU or ISO.
>ISOC and IETF are already [and always have been]
>international bodies!!

For some people, the term "international" refers to "between nations" as in
requiring treaties and the like. That is, the word is a formal term of art
and they do not like having it used in other ways. The IAHC originally was
tasked to work on iTLDs, where the 'i' meant internaional. This point of
sensitivity about the word was why we changed to 'generic'.

Similarly, the IETF has consierable global standing, but it is not a formal
treaty organization.


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