From: Jack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 6:16 PM
Subject: DNS for the new age
My opinions on this are very simple.
ICANN has been a complete boondoggle, they have ignored the
of the populace at large on the Internet, even going so far
as to remove
the members-at-large that were established as a means of the
populace to have a vote on things. We don't need an Internet
the UN. We need a technocrat running the show, not a pile of
"diplomats". Does ICANN even know who the IETF or
The IANA & ARIN functions should be handed over to one
of the US
universities, as it was before in the days of Jon Postel. Or
ISOC. What we need here is a no [expletive
dictator who will
make sure that technical user consensus is the guiding factor
Internet development. Not corporate greed or political arm
And all the GTLDs should be subsumed into the .US domain,
the 2 letter ccTLDs.
.US domains should be affordable. Other countries may do what
with their domain names. I don't care.
Network solutions should not ever have anything to do with
registrations other than as a registrar on par with all other
registrars, and to continue their maintenance of their DNA
again on par with all others running top level DNS machines.
Registrars are good and should continue.
Internet access should be defined in law as a maximum rate
delivery service with no other restrictions as to content,
operation or any other factor. If ISPs want to provide something
falls short of this (ie blocking ports, banning servers, banning
services, etc) they will have to advertise their offering as "limited
Internet" as opposed to "unlimited Internet".
Truth in advertising is
badly needed here.
Those are my thoughts, for what they are worth.
Have a nice day.
private Internet domain owner since 1995
"Nothing screams 'poor workmanship' like wrinkles in the
- Red Green