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   Re: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes

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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

jcowan@reutershealth.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.

Simon St.Laurent
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