ccTLD comment

Peter Dengate Thrush speaking up at the public forum, presenting ccTLD comments: 144 representatives of 65 ccTLDs met in Shanghai. Completion of withdrawal from the DNSO; took effect with the close of the NC meeting yesterday. 2. Reconfirm the det…

Peter Dengate Thrush speaking up at the public forum, presenting ccTLD comments: 144 representatives of 65 ccTLDs met in Shanghai. Completion of withdrawal from the DNSO; took effect with the close of the NC meeting yesterday. 2. Reconfirm the detailed response to the ERC blueprint which had been produced and delivered in Bucharest in June 2002. Noted with dismay that the ERC has not yet taken into account what was produced. First work product of assistance group is a useful tool. In view of continuing failures by ICANN in conducting its stewardship of the IANA function, particularly in relation to ccTLD database updates, managers agreed to set up a working group to develop a plan to set up an independent system to manage the relevant root zone entries. Will be worked out in parallel with the setup of an acceptable ccNSO and used if that work is unsuccessful. No ccTLD meeting in Amsterdam. Wholeharted support of the blueprint. Hope that ICANN will be the trusted partner expected from the white paper, but better to have an alternative ready.