John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Tue Dec 5 03:56:30 UTC 2017

> But, John, if it doesnt bother you too much...  Would like to know why you
> think it is not relevant to ICANN community?...

ICANN's job is to manage identifiers in the DNS and (to some extent) IP 
addresses.  This order has no effect on that.

There are lots of things that might affect some people who are also 
involved with ICANN.  For example, many of us live in the United States 
and our personal tax bills will change due to the bill that Congress 
recently passed.  But I hope we agree that's not relevant here, either.



> https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347926A1.pdf
> 33. DNS. We find that Domain Name System (DNS) is an indispensable
> functionality of broadband Internet access service.101
> Does this mean that the DNS is an exception? and therefore DNS neutrality is
> preserved?

I have no idea what you mean by "DNS neutrality", and I'm pretty sure I 
don't want to know.  If you mean that ISPs rewrite DNS results, e.g., 
replace NXDOMAIN with an A record of a web server, or they block 
resolution of names they believe to be malicious, they've been doing that 
all along.  But whatever it might be, it's not ICANN's remit.

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