Re: [Ianaplan] What's happening at ICANN?

Seth Johnson <seth.p.johnson@gmail.com> Wed, 14 October 2015 13:08 UTC

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:08:14 -0400
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Subject: Re: [Ianaplan] What's happening at ICANN?
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Identifiers in general.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 9:06 AM, Seth Johnson <seth.p.johnson@gmail.com>; wrote:
> There's a lot of things that can be done with protocol parameters and
> number allocations to support intergovernmental policy.  And you can
> find yourselves having to kowtow to those uses.  :-)
>
> While in the US, we have our channels of recourse and generally the
> government doesn't operate that way.  We hardly know it though.  :-)
>
>
> Seth
>
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 8:06 AM, John Levine <johnl@taugh.com>; wrote:
>>>Here's the key to this though: the "more technical" areas have had the
>>>ability to operate in that way because they are in a stewardship
>>>context where governmental inroads have been proscribed. ...
>>
>> Huh.  And I always assumed it was because in neither the parameter
>> nor the number allocations is there a lot of money at stake.
>>
>> R's,
>> John
>>
>> PS: On the other hand, I remember X.400 and GOSIP.