[discuss] American For-Profit at the Heart of Internet
Carlos A. Afonso
ca at cafonso.ca
Mon Mar 24 15:28:45 UTC 2014
Hmmm... naïveté aside, if I had the near monopoly of gTLD domain names,
I would be glad to keep control of the root zone file services at no
In any case, this will obviously be revised in the process.
On 03/24/2014 08:35 AM, McTim wrote:
> 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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