Reply to post: Never understood why there were two organizations in the first place

Despite IANA storm, ICANN shows just why it shouldn't be allowed to take over internet's critical functions

Crazy Operations Guy

Never understood why there were two organizations in the first place

IANA and ICANN really don;t do all that much (which makes their massive corruption so weird). Really, they just sit about creating new standards (Well, the IETF does that), create new DNS suffixes (for which the infrastructure and the hard work is done by private companies and foreign organizations), assign IP addresses and AS numbers (Which is really handled by the regional registrars...), and manage some of the WHOIS database (Which all the work is done by registrars, ICANN/IANA don't even bother to check that its accurate)

So really the only thing they actually do is to hold massive multi-million dollar circle-jerk conferences in expensive locations around the world with money they nickle-and-dime out of ordinary folk. At least they no longer get to suckle upon Uncle Sam's teat anymore...

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