ENUM: Mapping of telephone numbers to the DNS

ENUM: Mapping of telephone numbers to the DNS

From: Ian Johnston <ian.johnston§infobrokers.com.au>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 12:23:12 +1100
ENUM (electronic numbering) is a (proposed) vast new Internet-based
infrastructure which seems destined ultimately to emerge as the most
important new Internet platform since the Web (Rutkowski, A. M. (2000), The
Bottom Line - ENUM: The Internet's Glueball Infrastructure, Communications
Week International, p.1).

See the Australian Communications Authority's ENUM proposal and presentation
to the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Standardization Program Forum (October

- Proposal <http://www.aca.gov.au/committee/nsg2/astap.htm>

- Presentation <http://www.aca.gov.au/committee/nsg2/presentation.ppt>

Looks as though ENUM structure is emerging as a DNS TLD (.arpa) - a single
root model favoured by ITU and IETF (see Figure 3 & 4 in Proposal) - with
country registries and registrars (Figure 5).


Ian Johnston, Policy Consultant
Small Enterprise Telecommunications Centre Limited (SETEL)
http://www.setel.com.au   mailto:ian.johnston&#167;setel.com.au

SETEL is a national small business consumer association
Advancing and representing the interest of Australian small business
as telecommunications and electronic commerce consumers
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