From: James Carroll <jvcret@goodnet.com>
To: USA DEPT OF COMMERCE <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: 2/2/98 1:20am
Subject: PROPOSED INTERNET MANAGEMENT

Let the universities in the U.S.A. manage the internet. It is a proven
fact that private industry is not capable of internet management. We the
taxpayers of the United States of America are already paying for the
internet with our tax money. Let the state universities in each of our
states manage the internet, through their computer sciences department.
Give the taxpayers a break, and let us have free dialup access to a
gateway in the university for internet connection. Please do not turn
the internet over to private industry, as it will still cost the
taxpayers millions of dollars and the private companies will raise
membership fees to untouchable rates. Give all Americans access to the
internet free of charge. TECHNOLOGY IS FOR ALL AMERICANS TO EXPERIENCE.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A BARRIER SO POOR PEOPLE CAN'T UPGRADE THEIR
KNOWLEDGE BASE. PLEASE LET THE UNIVERSITIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA PROVIDE FREE INTERNET ACCESS FOR ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE U.S.A.
. WE TAXPAYERS DESERVE A BREAK.
Best personal regards,
Jim Carroll
Payson, AZ 85541

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From: James Carroll <jvcret@goodnet.com>
To: USA DEPT OF COMMERCE <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: 2/2/98 1:38am
Subject: Proposed New Management for the Internet

Let the universities in the U.S.A. manage the internet. It is a proven
fact that private industry is not capable of internet management. We the
taxpayers of the United States of America are already paying for the
internet with our tax money. Let the state universities in each of our
states manage the internet, through their computer sciences department.
Give the taxpayers a break, and let us have free dialup access to a
gateway in the university for internet connection. Please do not turn
the internet over to private industry, as it will still cost the
taxpayers millions of dollars and the private companies will raise
membership fees to untouchable rates. Give all Americans access to the
internet free of charge. TECHNOLOGY IS FOR ALL AMERICANS TO EXPERIENCE.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A BARRIER SO POOR PEOPLE CAN'T UPGRADE THEIR
KNOWLEDGE BASE. PLEASE LET THE UNIVERSITIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA PROVIDE FREE INTERNET ACCESS FOR ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE U.S.A.
. WE TAXPAYERS DESERVE A BREAK.
Best personal regards,
Jim Carroll
Payson, AZ 85541

CC: Senator John McCain <Senator_McCain@mccain.senate>

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From: "Paul Huish" <Paul.Huish@onyx.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 4:30am
Subject: New domain name structure

Attached are my own PERSONAL comments in WORD format.

Paul

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Personal Comments from Paul Huish

Comments on the new domain name structure.

I am looking at the problem from a UK perspective.

The problems are:-

the perceived benefit of having a xxxx.com rather than xxxx.co.uk

companies registering both xxxx.com and xxxx.co.uk to 'secure' their trading name.

UK companies who legitimately register xxxx.com being forced under US Trade Mark law to surrender xxxx.com to the US trademark holder.

the belief, outside of the USA, that the US controls too much of the Internet.

The solution I believe is to force the change of .com, & .org etc to .com.us & .org.us Microsoft & Netscape would have to change their browsers so that .com would automatically be changed to .com.us
(in the same way that www.xxxx.com is changed to http:/www.xxxx.com/ )

This would mean that the top level .us domain would have a dual hierarchy:-

locality ie state

type of organisation ie .com, .org etc

A new top level domain of .int (international) could be introduced for the international companies and organisations that do not want their domain to be associated with a particular country.

Companies that do not have a US office but currently have xxxx.com would eventually give up their xxxx.com.us and change either to xxxx.com.int or a national domain such as xxxx.co.uk

(UK companies like xxxx.com because it puts them in the same league as Microsoft.com, McDonalds.com etc. However they would not like to be perceived as US companies and would shy away from xxxx.com.us)

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From: Amit Mehrotra <amit_mehrotra@geocities.com>
To: "'dns@ntia.doc.gov'" <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: 2/2/98 5:29am
Subject: Oversight of the Non-Profit Corp.

I don't think the government should discontinue oversight of the
non-profit corporation at any time. I think it's okay if oversight
dwindles away, but, if and when needed the government should be able to
step in and correct what's going on.

I think the contract with the corporation should be on a time limited
basis, like with NSI. That way, if the corporation loses touch, you
can discontinue the contract, solve the problems and then re-continue.

I 100% disagree with the CORE plan, because it gives complete control
of the Internet to commercial companies. I think it's absolutely
wonderful that your plan included a non-profit organization. But, I
think the government needs to stick around over the years to indeed
make sure the non-profit corporation stays non-profit, unbiased, and
fair to all groups.

This objective stance by the non-profit corporation needs to be
maintained.

Bear Down,
Amit Mehrotra
amit_mehrotra@geocities.com

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From: "Holland, Herb" <hholland@exmail.uscga.edu>
To: "'dns@ntia.doc.gov'" <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: 2/2/98 9:31am
Subject: Web Page Horrors

I just checked in to your web page at:

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/domainname130.htm

On my web browser (Netscape Navigator v3.0 running on Windows NT v4.0)
the title bar has blue print on a red background while the index bar on
the left has red characters on a blue background. These are two of the
most unreadable color combinations imaginable. May I suggest that you
rethink your web page design and pick some colors that are a little
easier on the eyes?

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** Herbert Holland
** HHolland@exmail.uscga.edu
** Electrical Engineering Section
** U.S. Coast Guard Academy
** New London, CT 06320
** (860) 444-8548
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From: Greg Trotter <greg@tanru.ussnomad.org>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 3:06pm
Subject: DNS management

I have read with great interest your discussion draft. I would encourage
you to modify your proposal to turn over administration of the IANA and
the root name system to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU),
of which the United States is a treaty signatory. The ITU is the ideal
steward of administration of a global information infrastructure. The
current structure of the ITU will ensure that all signatory nations have
input to potential administrative policy decisions on the Domain Name
System.

Greg Trotter
Leavenworth, Kansas
greg@ussnomad.org

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From: "Joseph J. Strout" <jstrout@ucsd.edu>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 12:50pm
Subject: endorse .moon or .luna Internet Domain Name

I understand you are considering new top-level domain names, and are
soliciting opinions. I believe it has been suggested that .moon or .luna
be reserved for internet servers physically located on the Moon. I am
writing to endorse this proposal.

While this idea sounds a bit science-fictionish at first glance, it is
technically feasible now, and should become economically feasible within a
few years. The prestige associated with this very exclusive top-level
domain will provide a large marketing incentive. This will encourage
private enterprise to accept the risks inherent in space industry, and help
develop our country's commercial development of space.

Reserving .luna and .moon for this purpose could provide a great boost to
space development for very little investment. I encourage you to consider
this proposal seriously.

Yours Truly,
Joseph J. Strout

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From: "Kirk Rader" <kirk@dyrad.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 11:32am
Subject: Anti-consumer policies in DNS proposal

Dear Sir or Madam,

In several places in "A PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET
NAMES AND ADDRESSES, DISCUSSION DRAFT 1/30/98" the following statement, or
similar statements with slightly different wording, are made:

"Market driven systems result in innovation and
greater consumer choice and satisfaction in the long run."

As stated, this position is obviously and trivially false. The history of
industrial economies has demonstrated that market forces tend toward the
concentration of power into the hands of a small group of self-interested
monopolists unless adequate safeguards are put into place, regulating
corporate behavior in the interest of the public welfare. For a
demonstration of this principal, I direct your attention to any grade-school
text book on US history, with particular reference to the boom-and-bust
cycle that led to the repeated economic and social upheavals of the
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, e.g. the labor violence of the
1870's, the great depressions of the 1890's and 1930's, etc. This cycle was
ended only when large-scale intervention by the government in regulating the
economic behavior of corporations and individuals became commonplace and
pervasive. Hence the existence of anti-trust laws, worker health and safety
laws, consumer protection laws, etc. As a result, the proposal to turn over
management of the DNS system to private organizations and to promote
"competition" through "free-market" mechanisms is misguided in the extreme,
and based on a false premise.

In order to actually achieve the goals of diversity, consumer choice and
satisfaction, etc. management and operation of the DNS and all similar
Internet protocols and infrastructure services should be turned over to an
International organization, e.g. a new UN office, which would be chartered
with similar goals and authorities to those described for "the new
corporation" in your proposal. This International organization, however,
would remain outside the control of any individual national government and
equally outside the control of any individuals or organizations with an
economic interest in the systems and services being administered.

Kirk Rader

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From: SHANE GRISSOM <griz@ldd.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 4:31pm
Subject: Domain Suggestion

I propose adding the following domain designations.

".CRP", ".COR", or perhaps ".BUS"

Which could be exclusively used by corporate vendors. This would also
eliminate potential lawsuits which could result in the present environment.
Users applying for these designations would have to prove corporate
ownership of the associated trademarks, and or names.

This would also eliminate any virtual up-rootings which legal battles
would inherently produce. For instance if Microsoft were to sue the owner
of "Windows95.Com", they would inevitably win the court case causing the
original OWNER of "Windows95.Com" to (in essence), "disappear from the net!
This kind of legal battle would only cause chaos on the web, which neither
the private, or corporate sector wants.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Shane "Griz" Grissom
1617 Oak Lane Cape Girardeau, MO 573-339-0257
Website http://www.ldd.net/scribers/griz
ICQ WWWpager http://wwp.mirabilis.com/279444
PGP Public Key Page http://www.ldd.net/scribers/griz/pgp.htm
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From: Charles Arnold <charles@arnold.idiscover.co.uk>
To: "'dns@ntia.doc.gov.'" <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: 2/2/98 9:24pm

I want to register my web home page under my name charles I don't mind any style eg .com or .net are there only three options that I have.

If I regiester under something similar to the above will it be valid in 2 years time as the greenpaper may change things. Do I have any garentee that I can have my name charles on my homepage address.

Thanks

charles

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From: Charles Arnold <charles@arnold.idiscover.co.uk>
To: "'dns@ntia.doc.gov.'" <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: 2/2/98 9:22pm
Subject: please can you helo

I have been wanting to use my name for a webpage as charles. Something or another but I am afraid as I don't know if I can use it in the future if I register it now as the green paper will change in the future.

How should I go about registering this name myself please and do I have garentee that I can use it in 2 years from when registered.

Thanks

charles

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From: Fred Frazier <frazierf@telsurf.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 12:16pm
Subject: your website

Just thought I would point out that the bright yellow text on the white
background of your webpage:

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/domainname130.htm

Is totally unreadable.

FF

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From: Jon Crowcroft <J.Crowcroft@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 7:32pm
Subject: comments....

1/ Ripe and other host count - could upload names to
web page and altavista index.....

2/ Euro TM org?

3/ who says "there is widespread dissatisfaction about
absence of competition in domain name registration" - i think there is
US vocal dissastisfaction from a few small outfits...
i've never heard this in europe...

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From: "David & Julie Bailey" <ddbailey@roman.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 6:55pm
Subject: New Domain Names (Word Perfect)

We need to have a new set of several additional types of domain names
available now.

It is next to impossible to get what you want or need today in many types of
businesses.

To keep the internet an "open" highway of information, everyone needs to be
able to afford to get a domain name at a very reasonable amount.

David Bailey

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From: "jack wyant" <carioca@televar.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 8:18pm
Subject: PROPOSED INTERNET RGS.

Dear Mr. Magaziner and others "in the loop" on the draft policy for Internet registration:

Please keep it simple or it will grow as the IRS grew. Name, address, net address for Web & or Personal registration.. Make sure it is not a guilty until the person(s) can prove their innoceence kind of system.

Thank you.
Jack E. Wyant
1401 South Euclid Rd.
Granadview, WA 98930
carioca@televar.com

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From: Bret <clearsol@newton.dialix.com.au>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 2/2/98 11:40pm
Subject: Domain names

I am writing to you, because I seek clrification, of wht is ahhpening
about domain names.

I have read an article today, at
http://www.australian.aust.com/computer/computer.htm .
The article is entitled
Dismay as Washington sinks domain plan .

Could you please verify what is in the article, to which I refer,
insofar as the actions from your people are concerned.

I have briefly read the item at this address,
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/domainname130.htm ,
and I am more confused about the whole thing.

I therefore ask for clarification.

Thank You.

Bret Busby
Australia