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And so it ends...
- Subject: And so it ends...
- From: drc at virtualized.org (David Conrad)
- Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 15:42:01 -1000
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
On Feb 3, 2011, at 12:34 PM, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> Abssolutely *NOT*. their unique status derives from the actions of a
> contractor "faithfully executing" it's duties on the behalf of the U.S.
> Gov't. 'Antitrust' does not apply to the Gov't, nor to those acting
> on its behalf, nor to anyone operating a government-sanctioned monopoly.
As far as I am aware, the USG contract is with ICANN, not ARIN (see http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/iana/ianacontract_081406.pdf, section C.184.108.40.206).
>> What about the other RIRs worldwide?
> They're outside U.S. jurisdiction. Sherman Acg 2 is irrelevant to their
The question was about other RIRs. Other countries have anti-monopoly/anti-cartel laws.