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[Comment-Dnso] Did Cook really do his Homework before endorsing/defending Sondow? Where does Mr Sondow REALLY stand? Let his words speak for themself

On Wed, 2 Jun 1999 14:17:54 -0400, Gordon Cook <cook@cookreport.com>

>Gosh Marty....what a profound contribution to the well belong of the
>Internet you have made here.  Sondow has become extremely clueful.  maybe
>some day you will follow his example?

He HAS??

Jeez, Gordon, I usually have a lot of respect for your reports, but
I'm really beginning to wonder if you DO pay attention to the details
and backgrounds of the things you report.

For example, the comments Mr Sondow made to the NTIA in re: the .US

I will paste them below for reference.  

You will see the DEFINITE bigotry Mr Sondow holds for any commercial
use of the internet, that places him in the same extremist position as
Ms Hauben.  If you thought Mr Sondow's positions had changed to be
more in line with yours, maybe this will open your eyes to REALITY.

Thanks to the anonymous source who dropped this in my mailbox.

Read it carefully, it is abundantly clear where Mr Sondow stands, and
after reading this, it should be clear WHY he has no place in the
leadership of this process.

Mr Sondow needs to do the honorable thing and not let the NCDNHC be
tainted by his ego trip for leadership.  The ACM needs to disavow any
relationship with Mr Sondow in order to have any legitimacy in
continuing their excellent efforts to work for a consensus in the
formation of this constituency.

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Sondow <msondow@iciiu.org>
To: .US reorg. list <us-list@ntiant1.ntia.doc.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, 02 June 1999 16:41
Subject: ICIIU proposals for the public sector use of .US

> The following comment regarding the reorganization of the .US domain
> space has been submitted to the NTIA, and is offered here for public
> comment.
> U.S. Department of Commerce
> NTIA/OIA Room 4701
> 14th and Constitution Avenue NW
> Washington DC 20230
> To whom it may concern;
> The ICIIU has previously submitted comments to the NTIA on the
> reorganization of the .US domain space and, although we were unable
> to participate in the March 9th meeting in Washington, the ICIIU, as
> a vehicle for the expression of independent Internet users and the
> public sector, remains actively committed to a .US space organized
> with these interests in mind. In that spirit, the ICIIU offers for
> consideration the following principles, which we believe would form
> a reasonable basis for organization and allocation of domain names
> within .US:
> 1. The creation, promoted by the U.S. Government, of a network of
> non-profit connectivity providers belonging to the public sector,
> organized by state in the 50 states of the U.S. Such public sector
> ISPs would be allocated blocks of IP addresses and perform the task
> of registering domain names for individuals and non-commercial
> entities so that commercial ISPs, whose financial requirements may
> not permit them to function properly as public sector registrars,
> will not be burdened by this work and perform it inefficiently.
> 2. The promotion by such state registrars of state-wide networks of
> public sector non-profit sub-registrars for the registration of
> regional and city subdomains, for the specific purpose of creating
> community networks. The Federal Government, in collaboration with
> the state governments, would create funding and organizational
> mechanisms, and provide information and assistance to local
> communities, for these community networks on a state-wide and
> national scale.
> 3. If it is decided to allocate domain names within the same
> subdivisions - geographical or otherwise - of .US for commercial
> purposes, the creation of a nomenclature specific to individual and
> non-commercial domain name use, so that the problems that have
> occurred in the gTLDs, and the prejudice to non-commercial and
> individual users that those problems has entailed, will not be
> repeated.
> 4. The publication and distribution, by the state and national
> registration entites, of detailed lists and diagrams of the
> non-profit and community network domain names in use. This
> information will promote the inter-relatedness and interconnectivity
> of the public sector and community network registrants, and benefit
> their development and that of the public sector use of .US in
> general.
> 5. The creation of a web-based registration template procedure,
> conformed for all States, so that individual and non-commercial
> registrants will have control over their domain names, and so that
> the public sector registrants will not be unduly burdened by the
> day-to-day handling of names and addresses and can devote their
> resources to technical improvements and the production of
> educational and informational materials.
> Yours,
> Michael Sondow (for the ICIIU)
> ============================================================
>  "We need to be able to judge which is more important - the
>  images on the screen, the mechanisms that produce them, or
>  the world that they are striving to represent."
>             --Oscar Kenshur, in 'The Allure of the Hybrid'
> ============================================================
> International Congress of Independent Internet Users (ICIIU)
>         http://www.iciiu.org       iciiu@iciiu.org
> ============================================================

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