DNS: Is IANA Setting NSI's Policies on Who Should Pay for Domain Names ?

DNS: Is IANA Setting NSI's Policies on Who Should Pay for Domain Names ?

From: Jim Fleming <JimFleming§unety.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 21:45:57 -0500
In a recent discussion about the .AU domain in Australia,
Robert Elz one of the administrators claimed that the IANA
told ccTLD admins to ignore invoices from the InterNIC.

How can the IANA (aka Jon Postel) be making the decision
on who should pay an InterNIC invoice and who should not ?

If the IANA tells people to ignore invoices that are sent to them
does that make the debts disappear ?

What does Network Solutions, Inc. do ? Does the IANA coordinate
these changes with NSI ? Is this part of the reason that Jon Postel
was listed as a sub-contractor to NSI on their InterNIC bid ?

How does this impact the money that is supposed to go to the
NSF (i.e. the U.S. Government) as part of the 30% fund ? Did
the NSF approve that certain invoices could be "ignored" ?

Is it true that many ISPs ignored paying invoices and nothing
ever happened ? Did the IANA explicitly tell them to ignore
the invoices, while other ISPs were not told this ? Was one
group subsidizing the other ?

Is this like parking tickets that disappear from city hall ?

On Sunday, June 21, 1998 10:14 AM, Robert Elz[SMTP:kre&#167;munnari.OZ.AU] wrote:
&#167;  | If your (Robert Elz) aren't getting billed, it does raise even further
&#167;  | questions.
&#167;No questions at all, the IANA explicitly told ccTLD admins that they should
&#167;ignore any requests for payment made by the InterNIC.   They did send a few
&#167;(but never to me), but it was generally assumed to be some kind of accident.

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation - http://www.unir.com - 0:196 .MALL
1998 - The Year of the C+&#167;
Received on Mon Jun 22 1998 - 13:18:38 UTC

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