From: Jim Sims <jim.sims@techvistas.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 4/14/98 7:43am
Subject: re: new GTLD/DNS proposal

Overall, I think your proposal looks good from a technical, managerial,
and end-user standpoint. I think it is essential to end NSI's monopoly
asap in an orderly fashion and to allow competing registrars and
registries of TLDs. I think the requirements you have outlined for
those entities are very good, far more satisfactory that the useless set
developed by the GTLD-MOU crowd.

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From: Jay Fenello <Jay@Iperdome.com>
To: Recipient list suppressed
Date: 4/14/98 12:26am
Subject: Re: FW: The only question left to be answered...

FYI:

At 07:50 PM 4/11/98 -0700, Kent Crispin wrote:
>On Sat, Apr 11, 1998 at 10:28:22PM -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:
>> At 05:35 PM 4/11/98 -0700, Kent Crispin wrote:
>> >The question you raise is much more interesting in the case of the
>> >many POC representatives that will be elected by PAB. Can a recall
>> >vote be held? That hasn't been determined yet. How do you think it
>> >should go?
>>
>> You make it sound like the PAB is currently responsible
>> for appointing members to POC.
>>
>> Have I missed something, or are you confusing the issue
>> by talking in the hypothetical, future tense.
>
>I said "will be elected". Is that confusing to you?

Yes, see below . . .

>As you undoubtedly know, there has been a proposal for some time that
>PAB will elect about half of POC -- the proposal is on the gTLD web
>site. It has been out for comment for a *long* time.

Yes, a very *long* time.

Those who are new to these discussions should know:
- The POC is the power structure under the MoU.
- POC members were selected by the original
members of the IAHC (IANA, ISOC, ITU, WIPO).
- The POC is not now nor ever has been accountable
to any other stakeholders on the Internet.
- Only *after* the US Gov. intervened did the POC
agree to change how their members were selected.
In spite of those minor changes, the original members
of the IAHC (IANA, ISOC, ITU, WIPO) *still* retain
majority control over the POC appointments.

So Kent, while you pretend that these changes are imminent,
I find nothing in the historical actions of the POC that would
support your claims. If anything, the POC has stubbornly refused
any reform that would limit their unilateral abilities to control
the Internet :-(

Regards,

Jay Fenello
President, Iperdome, Inc.
404-250-3242 http://www.iperdome.com

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