Fragments - The Internet Protocol Journal - Volume 1, No. 2

More on The Future of the Domain Name System (DNS)
Shortly after our first issue went to press, the US Government issued a so-called White Paper as a follow on to the Green Paper. The White Paper, entitled "Management of Internet Names and Addresses," can be found at:

In early July, The International Forum on The White Paper (IFWP) was formed. The IFWP is "an ad hoc coalition of professional, trade and educational associations representing a diversity of Internet stake-holder groups." The IFWP held a series of meetings in Reston, Brussels, Geneva, Singapore and Buenos Aires to discuss the White Paper, specifically the incorporation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). For more information on the IFWP process, see:

The IANA has posted draft bylaws for its incorporation on the IANA web site at:, and asked for community input. By the time you read this, the incorporation should already have taken place. We will provide an update in our next issue.

IETF Wins Award
The Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) has chosen the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to be honored with the Norbert Wiener award for the group?s influential role in the evolution of the Internet. In its 12-year history, this is only the second time the CPSR has recognized an organization rather than an individual. The IETF will accept the award at CPSR's annual conference, on Saturday evening, October 10, 1998, in Boston. The IETF is noted for its highly open and democratic processes that have affected the development of the Internet. The CPSR believes that such open processes are both extremely important and seriously threatened, and have accordingly made Internet governance the focus of its 1998 program year. The Norbert Wiener award was established in 1987 by the CPSR in memory of the originator of the field of cybernetics, whose pioneering work was one of the pillars on which the computer technology was created. See: and

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Ole J. Jacobsen, Editor and Publisher

Editorial Advisory Board
Dr. Vint Cerf, Sr. VP, Internet Architecture and Engineering
MCI WorldCom, USA

David Farber, The Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Edward R. Kozel, Sr. VP, Corporate Development
Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Peter Löthberg, Network Architect
Stupi AB, Sweden

Dr. Jun Murai, Professor, WIDE Project
Keio University, Japan

Dr. Deepinder Sidhu, Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Director, Maryland Center for Telecommunications Research, USA

Pindar Wong, Chairman and President
VeriFi Limited, Hong Kong

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