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name.space.info on Sat, 12 Sep 1998 15:45:29 +0200 (MET DST)


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Join the Public Forum on DNS at Cooper Union


         JOIN THE PUBLIC FORUM ON THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM
     AT COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART
             On the Net and Live, September 23, 1997


Will the Public have a say in the future governance of the Internet?

If so, you must ACT NOW because time is running out!  The contract
between Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI a/k/a InterNIC) ends on September
30, 1998 and the transition of the management of the Domain Name System
and IP Numbers to a private, non-profit corporation will occur as proposed
by the US Department of Commerce in their "White Paper".
(http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/6_5_98dns.htm)

Don't allow the "quid pro quo" between IANA and NSI to go forward
at the exclusion of public oversight and representation.  Stake a
place for the Global Public on the Board of Directors of the new
non-profit corporation--join the DNS.FORUM on the net by subscribing
to the DNS.FORUM discussion list by sending email to:

   majordomo {AT} lists.xs2.net

with the message:  subscribe dns.forum
in the _body_ of the message.

Attend the Live Panel and Public Forum at Cooper Union for the Advancement
of Science and Art on Wednesday, September 23, 1998 from 7 to 10 pm at the
Cooper Union School of Engineering, 51 Astor Place, New York.  If you can't
attend the event in person, then tune in to the NETCAST, Live from Cooper
Union.  Check for details at http://iciiu.net

Don't pass up this historic opportunity to shape the future governance of
the internet and assure the participation and representation of the Global
Public.  This will be the last chance to make a difference!  Don't let it
pass you by.





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DNS.FORUM  is intended to inform the public on the current process of
privatizing the administration and management of the Internet's DNS
(Domain Name System) and to form an organization of Internet Users
that will have a voice in setting policies of the new non-profit corporation
proposed in the NTIA's "White Paper" that will assume the responsibilities
over global domain names currently held by  Network Solutions, Inc., when
NSI's contract with the NSF expires on September 30, 1998.

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