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11:51 am on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"The United States Department of Commerce has executed a new contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to continue to perform the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) function.

The IANA function includes Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, as well as root server system management functions.

"In executing this contract the Department of Commerce has confirmed that ICANN is uniquely positioned to perform this function," said Dr. Paul Twomey, President and CEO of ICANN.

New Contract For ICANN [icann.org]

1:40 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think this was a good example of "if it isn't broke don't fix it"

Ican have done a pretty good job of managing the web fundamentals so far. By retaining the task with Ican there is no reason why this shouldn't continue.

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1:49 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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At the time of purchase order award, the estimated value of this purchase order is less than $10,000

Makes a mockery of contracts and lawyers in general wouldn't you say? :)

[edited by: Receptional at 1:50 pm (utc) on Aug. 17, 2006]

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I suppose that just indicates the direct, out of pocket cost (payments from the US gov't to ICANN) is less than $10,000.

I imagine the value of the contract to ICANN is a bit higher, but they don't have a place on the form to indicate that amount. ;)

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There was a lot of critics about ICANN in recent years but if they do really manage IANA for $10.000 then the U.S. government will not find an alternative managing body other than ICANN :)
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ICANN gets its revenue from fees paid by registrars, not from the US taxpayers.
7:41 pm on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Its about managing IANA IPs/network not about domain names
8:11 pm on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Right, but do you know how hard it must be to manage the internet protocol databases? I know that the paperwork required for allocation of a Class C (254 IP addresses) has changed (increased) dramatically over the years.