Reviewing After...as Opposed to Regulating Before
On Saturday, July 05, 1997 2:32 PM, Randy Bush[SMTP:randy at psg.com] wrote:
@ > There are too many government agencies looking to get their hands on this
@ > sort of thing for ARIN to do anything but its very best.
@ Onbe hopes ARIN will do its best because the folk involved have a sense of
@ stewardship and a real concern for the industry. Because it seems that the
@ government has wisely opted out.
The government has wisely (?) decided to "review" AFTER the
fact as opposed to regulate BEFORE the fact.
They could not regulate that which they did not understand.
Also, it does not appear that they actually "decided". They
just failed to make decisions and clearly NSI is moving forward .
They will be able to review standard business practices and
the various laws that have helped to guide society for years.
There is already plenty to review and each day brings more
legacy, history, etc. The government agencies that are mandated
by the people to review government contracts, anti-trust, and
other issues are still in place and did not disappear with the
so-called approval of ARIN.
Recent Events in Internet History...
June 24, 1997
NSF Approves ARIN
June 26, 1997
Domain Registrations and IP Address Allocations Separate
New Building Dedicated in Virginia for 150 NSI Employees
June 30, 1997
The U.S. Goverment asks the public to comment on two year
old issues involving the registration of Internet Domain Names
rather than the current issues of why some companies are not
allowed into the industry and allowed to compete with NSI and
ARIN and why the U.S. Government blocks that entry.
July 3, 1997
Network Solutions, Inc. Files for IPO with the SEC
July 4, 1997
Landing on Mars
Mars allocated S4.G7 in the IPv8 Address Space
and assigned the Top Level Domain .MARS
A "dig" of .MARS should yield an A RR of 0.255.4.7
to allow IPv8 systems to discover which Galaxy
and Stargate MARS uses.