[discuss] Options for root zone (was Re: Interesting article)

Ian Peter ian.peter at ianpeter.com
Thu Jan 16 19:03:58 UTC 2014

Not the point Jorge - read the article linked below where this question is 
addressed in the opening paragraphs. It doesn't matter - the fact is,the 
control exists  and that is widely seen as problematic and unilateral 
control. ICANN will not be trusted internationally until this is fixed (and 
the suggestions in this article towards diplomatic immunity for the root 
zone would be one way to achieve this).

Ian Peter

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jorge Amodio
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:22 PM
To: Ian Peter
Cc: Brian E Carpenter ; discuss at 1net.org
Subject: Re: [discuss] Options for root zone (was Re: Interesting article)

Under the current architecture and state of affairs tell me at least one 
instance in the 30+ years of existence of the DNS where the USG has used or 
threaten to use it's alleged "control" of the root zone.


> On Jan 16, 2014, at 3:30 AM, "Ian Peter" <ian.peter at ianpeter.com> wrote:
> Brian wrote
>> If I could have three wishes, the first
> two would be unconditional cancellation of the NTIA
> contract and relocation of ICANN's seat to Geneva.
> Yep, I'll take the first two as well and for my third wish I'll have 
> another 3 wishes to use up later as we progress.
> Here is a good paper outlining some possibilities for achieving guaranteed 
> independence for the root zone. well worth reading and discussing as a way 
> forward
> http://www.diplomacy.edu/blog/international-inviolability-root-zone
> Ian Peter

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