As someone who is almost certainly more familiar with
ISOCNZ than I am,
what are your views? How do you see ISOCNZ participating or adding value
to this issue?
My reply may be off topic, but you did ask the question, so here goes ...
Today, I would say ISOCNZ is not in a very good position to add value to
this issue or any other industry specific issue which may come along.
I say that because, whilst ISOCNZ has the best intentions in the world, it
has very view internet providers actively participating, and has a council
which addresses issues and makes decisions on things they consider important
to them at the time.
It is therefore unlikely they can represent our industry particularly well
for the time being.
The move to run a forum on issues such as censorhip, ip addressing, and
domain registration is a clear signal they want industry to participate. We
need to wake up and smell the coffee.
I think the Internet provider industry needs to be able to speak with a
single voice. We can can achieve this by:-
a) seizing the opportunity to grow ISOCNZ by joining up real quick or
b) forming our own industry association sooner rather than later
Whether NZNOG is a part of, or drives this initiative is a question for us
all, but I suggest that action is required.
Whilst the IP addressing issue can be seen in the context of engineering
stuff for industry players to sort and agree on, there are things happening
in much higher places than most of us care to live, the outcome of which may
be industry loosing some ability to manage itself.
The question of IP management is as vexed an argument as domain name
management, except the stakes are much higher. As things evolve, the
respect held for RFC's will erode, and so we will need to look for other
ways to ensure issues which concern participants of this list can be
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