On 8/2/02, Gordon Cook wrote:
Grab this PDF and read it and you will see what it is like
to have to deal with Joe Sims. As professor Froomkin said
here earlier today he tried to warn Vint at INET last
month but Vint was not ready to listen and by the looks of
it still isn't ready to listen.
As a U.S. Citizen I found this to be an interesting and
However, isn't this a political discussion?
The technical issues are whether you can have a single name
space without a single algorithm/authority for resolving
conflicts, and the mechanism(s) for distributing that
Debating the first point quickly resembles discussions of
square circles and perpetual motion machines. Everytime it
is pointed out that the lack of a single algorithm/authority
would mean that there was no longer a single name space the
topic shifts and has a tendency to focus on the *identity*
of those currently in charge of that namespace.
All of which is irrelevant.
I would suggest that those who believe ICANN is a problem
should spend their time writing their congressisonal
representatives. It is not a technical issue.