[discuss] Republicans Uneasy About ICANN Decision, Schedule Hearing

Shatan, Gregory S. GShatan at ReedSmith.com
Wed Mar 19 20:44:53 UTC 2014

Certainly, the ICANN "ROOT" now also includes the IP addresses, but will it be enough to calm the TM lobby?

FYI "IP" stands for "Internet Protocol," not "Intellectual Property." :-)  Other than that, I'm not sure why you link this to the "TM lobby."

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I quoted the immediate reaction of GOP, they obviously continue. Your quote of the  FCC  Commissionner  is also interesting. If you consider them carefully (as well as RFC 6852) you might have, like I have, the distinctive feeling that the real issue is not so much the decision about what to do, but that it has to be collective, so no one can be made responsible of a failure.

The decision is not that easy for the USG. They have managed an incredible development for all, they are the leading beneficiary. But they know this is partly a piece of luck, partly due to their funding, partly to a fundamental enthusiasm of a little group of people that may not renew or enlarge to the global diversity. The real question is the one RFC 6852 starts with: the "huge bounty"
resulting from the internet and the web. And (IMHO) of the missing middle-layer between these two propositions: intelligence.

What is worrying too, for everyone, is the NTIA lie: that the Class IN topzone db.file is the core of the Internet. It is difficult to know what will be the political response to the Class "IN" TopRep file.

Certainly, the ICANN "ROOT" now also includes the IP addresses, but will it be enough to calm the TM lobby? Will the Democrats be able to show that the decisions were also Republican, that Richard Clarke's doctrine was not applied by any side, that BGP is still as vulnerable as before?

The real problem, we civil society IUsers (informed users) face is the uncertainty between now and end 2015. Every technical development we can engage and innovation we can propose must stay away from the IETF technology, because derivative works can be legally objected in US courts.


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