Iperdome Encouraged by Current Direction
NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 1998 /PRNewswire/ -- Iperdome, Inc. today issued the
following press release:
Ira Magaziner, President Clinton's senior technical policy advisor,
yesterday hosted a Commerce Department meeting with a group of domain name
industry pioneers to discuss the U.S. Government's long awaited green paper
on the Domain Name System.
Key features of the green paper include the establishment of a
non-profit corporation to assume the supervisory role of IP address
assignments, management of the main DNS root server, protocol issues, and
TLD policy. This new entity would be composed of a broad,
cross-section of Internet stakeholders, and would be representative in
nature. The paper also features an orderly transition to this new
Unlike reports of last week's meeting with the leadership of POC and
CORE, virtually everyone in attendance supported the suggestions as
presented by Magaziner. The actual details of how new TLDs would be
decided are still being discussed, but the participants were encouraged by
the recognition that those in attendance were operational before CORE was
"There are companies like Iperdome, Image Online Designs, and
MCSNet that have been active in this business for a year or more. We
have established significant Intellectual Property rights. We have
working registries, working code, working name servers, and yes, working
root servers." said Jay Fenello, president of Iperdome.
The actual attendees were a collection of diverse individuals who have
been working together to effect a positive decision within the U.S.
Government's process for the past several months.
Just about the only surprise discussed at the meeting were the continued
comments by CORE that they will fight the U.S. Government on this issue.
"While surprising, it certainly isn't unexpected. The leadership
of POC andCORE have consistently refused to work towards a consensus with
anyone who didn't support their view," said Fenello.
Iperdome, Inc. is a company formed for the purpose of offering Personal
Domain Name services under the .per(sm) name and Top Level Domain.
Iperdome has been active in this debate since it began over a year ago, and
first called for the U.S. Government to review the activities of the IAHC
on April 29th, 1997. Iperdome can be found at http//www.iperdome.com.