ORSC got started in July 1997 when Richard Sexton contacted Einar Stefferud because of a remarkable similarity in their NTIA responses. The two of them had a mutual friend, Brian K. Reid, and these three began discussing the current DNS mess and what to do about it.
Slowly, they began adding people to the Cc: lines of the email they sent and by December 1997 had registered the open-rsc.org domain established a website and a proper mailing list and invited anybody interested in open discussion about fair, technically sound Internet policy to join; self organization in the best Internet tradition.
By Summer of 1998, ORSC had many active participants and had incorporated in Delaware. The active discussion on the mailing list yielded the thoughts and policies you find on this website.
In October 1998, the US Department of Commerce wrote this letter to ISI.
On October 30, the following release was made by a noted legal expert criticizing the ICANN legal structure.
On date ICANN released a version 6 of their bylaws, and held a conference in Boston to meet the Internet community and listen to them (after submitting a "final" set of by-laws and requesting the assets "." and IP addresses from the US Government).
On November 18, ORSC released a response to the ICANN version 6 draft bylaws.
On Nevermber 25, the US Department of Commerce annunced a cooperative agreement between ICANN and the DOC to design the new entity, and will not transfer the US Government assets of "." and the IP-space at this time.
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