[At-Large] The New gTLD Progam in CLASS IN is no more a swindle
jefsey at jefsey.com
Wed Jan 11 15:32:48 UTC 2012
The ICANN procedures are cute. They are not that easy to understand,
follow and eventually comply with. However, they, from time to time,
ultimately permit some transparency in order to show that it was
possible not to pay ICANN for something small when you can get
"samething" big for free (but without the ICANN legaleses).
In the New gTLD Program case, I made an effort to try to save ICANN
millions. You will find it at the URL
I hope this demonstrate enough that ICANN and the US Governments are
- they only did not "underline" the full truth, as every good sales,
at it results from the small prints
- however, and I am the proof, they made nothing to prevent the truth
from being published before the gTLD candidates send their requests
The truth is that:
1. there is no technical difference between gTLDs and IDNgTLDs except
non contractual foreign software application (punycode family of
alogithms) TLD registrant cannot control.
2. ICANN uses a "de facto" situation to register TLDs that can be "de
jure" (RFCs) replicated in 65,535 other DNS top level registries.
3. TLDs may use protected IRNs (International Root Names) by WIPO or
ISO. The use of a string as a TLD does not protect it as an IRN.
4. ICANN stays at the IETF Internet end to end layers under the
ignorance of the US Government. This is obsolete: IETF RFCs have
already transparently made inteligent users to scale to fringe to
fringe Internet+. http://iutf.org/wiki/Internet%2B_architectural_Framework.
This makes clear that the ICANN Pew gTLD Program brings to its gTLD
registrants is a very worked-out screen of paper to sign and an entry
in the DNS CLASS "IN" (ICANN/NTIA) every of us can replicate,
- in full right: in 255 other CLASSes
- at least in test: in 65.375 other ones.
If this was plainly stated in the Agreement, this would be perfectly
honnest. As it is not, Courts may have to decide.
However, in favor of ICANN:
1. my mail was published by ICANN within the Pew gTLD Program
dedicated part, on a public forumeveryone could read.
2. RFC are publicly published and TLD would be Managers should know
them to correctly operates the service they plan to sell. After
several RFCs over the last 29 years of DNS operations, RFC 5395 states
anew: "DNS CLASSes have been little used but constitute another
dimension of the DNS distributed database. In particular, there is no
necessary relationship between the name space or root servers for one
data CLASS and those for another data CLASS. The same DNS NAME can
have completely different meanings in different CLASSes. The label
types are the same, and the null label is usable only as root in every
CLASS. As global networking and DNS have evolved, the IN, or Internet,
CLASS has dominated DNS use.  The current CLASS assignments  are
This simply means that for each ".abcd" top-zone IDNgTLD paid K$ 185++
to ICANN, there can be 65,535 other ".abcd" top-zones in the DNS. Some
will be immediatel because the IUTF is going to accept a few CLASSes
for family protection, customer documentation, testing of third party
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