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Simon St.Laurent scripsit:
> It's not clear that the "IANA function" in general has been contracted
> to ICANN - the message appears to be only about country codes. I'd
> certainly like clarification on the status of the IANA generally,
Thus spake RFC 3160, the Tao of the IETF (2001 but still current):
# The core registrar for the IETF's activities is the IANA. Many
# Internet protocols require that someone keep track of protocol items
# that were added after the protocol came out. Typical examples of the
# kinds of registries needed are for TCP port numbers and MIME types.
# The IAB has designated the IANA organization to perform these tasks,
# and the IANA's activities are financially supported by ICANN, the
# Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Who pays the piper calls the tune, and the Commerce Department is simply
reaffirming the status quo.
John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Unified Gaelic in Cyrillic script!