[discuss] American For-Profit at the Heart of Internet

McTim mctimconsulting at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 11:35:19 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from Google nexus 4
> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
> On 24 Mar 2014 12:44, "Pranesh Prakash" <pranesh at cis-india.org> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I'm curious about the scope of NTIA's instructions to ICANN to come up
>> with a transition proposal.
>>> As the first step, NTIA is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned
>>> Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop a
>>> proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination
>>> of the Internet's domain name system (DNS).
>> A transition from NTIA's cooperative agreement with Verisign could mean
>> two things:
>>  1. Verisign's counterpart in that agreement gets replaced.
>>  2. Verisign gets replaced as the root zone maintainer.
> Hmm...I am unclear why either of this options will happen.

Agreed, it could mean:

3.  The VRSN role remains the same.

As MM noted, VRSN doesn't get paid for doing this.



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