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Thanks for the clarification. It's clearly time to give up on IANA if
it's merely part of the ICANN catastrophe. That doesn't mean giving up
on registration more generally, however - it means giving up on
registration until such time as an accountable registrar comes into
existence. Perhaps ICANN's sheer corruption will lead to such a thing
email@example.com (John Cowan) writes:
>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, though.
>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
># that were added after the protocol came out. Typical examples of
># kinds of registries needed are for TCP port numbers and MIME types.
># The IAB has designated the IANA organization to perform these
># 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.
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