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**LAWSUIT** IAHC Shit hits the legal fan!
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Date: Thu, 13 Feb 97 19:31:00 EST
From: John Palmer <jp@PalmerOwns.The.Earth>
Subject: Re: Congress reps start to look at IAHC
> This is a fragment of a private message I received that some of you may be
> interested in. I think that American congressional reps may need a little
> help in getting educated about this stuff.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Subject: IAHC Proposal
> In talking to a congressional staffer late yesterday, the IAHC proposal
> came up. Seems that the hill has suddenly started hearing a lot about
> this, and at least a couple congresscritters have contacted NSF for a
> In particular, Denninger's open letter seems to be getting wide
> at at least one congresscritter has bought into the idea that controling
> domain disputes from Zurich is not a good thing; that if the US funded
> the creation of the 'net; the NSF has no place handing a US asset off
> to the Swiss to the detriment of American business - in short, the IAHC's
> intent to remove the US-centricism of domain name registration may well
> When this process started up, most of the players viewed government
> as undersirable. It seems a number of folks now feel that government
> intervention is the lesser of the two evils of going forward with the
> proposal in it's current form.
> I'm also hearing fairly creditable rumors of a lawsuit to be filed by
> one of the eDNS providers next week.
We will be ready to file next week. Defendants will be:
All of the operators of root name servers in the jurisdiction of the
Mr. Heath, Mr. Metzger and all IAHC members in the jurisdiction of the
We will be seeking a court order to force all of the root name servers
to list USA and EARTH in the root zone file UNDER OUR CONTROL. We
will also ask that ISI/USC/IANA/Postel be forced to keep our information
in the master copy of the root zone file.
I have spoken to an aide to Speaker Gingrich on four occasions regarding
this matter. She called me back twice and indictated to me that " ... The
speaker is GREATLY CONCEREND that the dns policy is heading off in
the wrong direction".
I have also spoken to staff members of Congressman Ehlers. He is
I faxed both of them today and implored them to act quickly to
avoid the loss of control of the internet to foreign parties.