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

Pranesh Prakash pranesh at cis-india.org
Mon Mar 24 11:40:49 UTC 2014

On 24 March 2014 7:35:19 pm GMT+08:00, McTim <mctimconsulting at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
>> sent from Google nexus 4
>> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
>> On 24 Mar 2014 12:44, "Pranesh Prakash" <pranesh at cis-india.org>
>>> Dear all,
>>> I'm curious about the scope of NTIA's instructions to ICANN to come
>>> with a transition proposal.
>>>> As the first step, NTIA is asking the Internet Corporation for
>>>> Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop
>>>> proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the
>>>> of the Internet's domain name system (DNS).
>>> A transition from NTIA's cooperative agreement with Verisign could
>>> 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.

How's 3 not just 1? NTIA, the counterparty in that agreement, will after all have to change as per NTIA's own announcement. 

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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