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Working Draft with Kim Hubbard Amendment

On Friday, July 11, 1997 5:38 PM, Michael Dillon[SMTP:michael at] wrote:
@ >Also, SAIC recently landed some contract to provide
@ >Internet gateways to AFRICA. That may come into play
@ >since SAIC owns NSI (who is funding and staffing ARIN).
@ The news article that I read said that the US government was funding ARIN
@ with an injection of $250,000 and that NSI was only giving $50,000. That
@ does not sound at all like NSI is funding and staffing ARIN.

That is interesting, because according to Gordon Cook[1]
NSI is "spending a million dollars to cut arin loose".

According to documents that NSI filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, NSI has already incorporated

...ARIN is beyond the proposal state...<>
although the details of the investors, management and
employees have not been disclosed. The NSI people handling
domain name registrations have evidently moved to a new
facility, leaving the IP address allocation people behind.
Someone must be paying the rent in that location....

[1] @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
From: 	Gordon Cook[SMTP:cook at]
Sent: 	Tuesday, July 08, 1997 6:02 PM
To: 	Eric Weisberg
Cc: 	Jim Fleming; pagan at; 'Multiple recipients of list NAIPR'
Subject: 	Re: PI/19 allocations to multihomed ISPs was Re: pagans...

Eric sez:
I strongly object to the way ARIN's board
is annointed.  It is not chosen by the members but by NSI.  That
annointed board then appoints the advisory council from which new BoT
members will come in the future.

>From what i know....or at least think I know....the ARIN board was most
definitely NOT chosen by NSI.  Why do you think it was?  because telage
the NSI president is on it?

Telage is an honorable man but unfortunately in my opinion, he does not 
"grok" the internet.  I do think the arin board would have a better
composition with justin newton or ken leland there in place of telage.
nevertheless Telage is spending a million dollars to cut arin loose
so I guess they figured it would be impolite to keep him off.
Still if he had stayed off it would have had a positive impact on NSIs
image in my opinion.

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