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... more doubtful of success ...

"There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old system and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one." -- Machiavelli, 1513


The CARIN Consortium

Cooperative And Responsible Internet Naming Network
(CARIN.Net)

"In my advancing age I have become so wise, I actually appear foolish!"
  -- David ben David

We postulate that the problem with the global Domain Name Service/System (DNS) is that one entity tries to control more than one domain.

We believe that this single, non cooperative control, was the major problem in the ARPA, the DoD, the DCA, the DARPA and the NSF. This was carried over into Network Solutions (NSI), ICANN and furthermore it is being carried over into each one of the "Alternate Root" system structures causing most, if not all, to fail with time.
(Note: The Alt Roots do not have the resources of the USA government to keep them afloat.)

We further postulate that the current legacy ROOT servers do not exist and therefore does not provide cooperative ROOT DNS services in an effective and timely way.

We propose that and experimental system. the CARIN Network, be established in a cooperative manner, that fosters a cooperative effort within the CARIN Consortium.

We further propose that the CARIN Network collectively be referred to as "The Cooperative Name Space."

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction."
  -- General Douglas MacArthur

We propose that in order to find a solution, we must first abandon the thinking which resulted in the current situation. We must...

  1. Do everything we Should do...
  2. When we should do it...
  3. If we like it or not!

Adaptation of "The Success Trait" by David ben David

"There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old system and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one."
  -- Machiavelli, 1513

  1. We must allow one entity to be a public servant of one single domain only.
  2. We must establish an actual cooperative, CARIN ROOT Server which has no other function.
  3. The CARIN Consortium MUST be Cooperative, Open, Transparent, Inclusive, Representative & Accountable.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
  -- Mahatma Gandhi

Some would ask how we can be inclusive with our requirement of one domain (TLD) per entity...

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."
  -- Albert Einstein

To that we would simply wonder how you can be inclusive with one who believes the should, or in fact do, own it all?

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled...the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; ... His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
  -- Theodore Roosevelt

We believe that a CARIN Network is vital to the growth and expansion of the Internet. Of course there are many who do not agree with me, and even more that believe cooperation is impossible!

"Things are only impossible until they're not."
  -- Jean-Luc Picard, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

Those of us who saw the birth of the Internet may have forgotten the days of host files. How through cooperation we passed around information and fed it into our host files - all without anyone telling us we had to this or do that or this was possible or that is impossible.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
  -- Albert Einstein

We can imagine a great and CARIN (caring) Cooperation rising up like a tsunami approaching the shore hundreds of feet tall. We have imagined the Internet like an ant colony or a bee hive with tens of thousands of of individual workers all doing their own part to make the whole greater.

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it."
  -- William Arthur Ward

Imagine 10,000 people and businesses running 10,000 top level domains in languages all over the world, all cooperating so that everyone resolves! That is what We can imagine a CARIN Consortium can build!

Of course there are some, maybe even a lot, that believe that to accomplish so much with such a somple idea is really impossible. There were many that said the same about ARPANET and we are sure life would be different if Edison has failed to invent the Electric Light 1999 times instead of 2000 - for then he would have given up on his simple idea and we would all be in darkness!

"The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it."
  -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Perhaps you think this is just nonsense... That was heard before at ARPANET when few, if any, could actually see the vision of the Internet as we know it. We just wanted to make things work, and make things better. We dared to believe in nonsense!

"Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process."
  -- Burt Rutan

That is all we am asking you to do, have a little confidence that this MIGHT work! Decide to be active in making it work and making it better for the good of the whole. Take on a CARIN attitude and put some of yourself into this.

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."
  -- Charlie Chaplin

Perhaps you believe in the ICANN (Or I-Cann't Root) or one of the ICANN wannabes... That is ok! We welcome you to be a Cooperative part of the CARIN Consortium also. After all...

"Be careful how you treat people while on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down."
  -- Alex Trebek, said on Jeopardy

We are sure that there are those people who will just love this idea. It is simple, easy to understand and it puts the power and control back into the hands of the little people where it belongs.

Likewise we are sure there will be those who hate this idea. Perhaps they have invested a lot of money or many years of time proving that being like ICANN will not work without the USA Government backing you up. We likewise welcome you to have a hand in the Cooperative CARIN Consortium also. Why not just build one TLD in the CARIN Network just to see if you can manage it. It is much harder building the future than you think!

Of course there will be those that are just indifferent. Surely ICANN themselves will be at first. Just look at how indifferent they were with the .biz TLD? Can anyone expect them to greet and welcome us with open arms? But what ICANN doesn't know is that we are here to stay. In the Philippines we have a Phrase, "People Power!" You see, no government can stand for long against the power and will of its people. The movement that is Carin' about the people is the one that will lead by being a servant.

“Three Men Are My Friends: He that loves me, he that hates me, he that is indifferent to me. Who loves me, teaches me tenderness. Who hates me, teaches me caution. Who is indifferent to me, teaches me self-reliance.”
  -- Panin

We also welcome ICANN in the Carin' Cooperative Consortium. We believe ICANN MUST EXIST at this time. We position the Carin' Network as an experiment. We accept that, for the time being, ICANN TLD's MUST have a higher priority than any others.

We advise our members to not even consider TLD's they know are in the ICANN Que. We do not worry about collisions because in the Carin' Network, collisions are impossible - we have eliminated them before we even started!

The Carin' Consortium is all about Cooperation. We are a no frills bunch of technical people who can see the future is not in the ways things have evolved so far. The future is in a stable DNS structure that works! As a no frills group, we seek to make things work and make work them better!

“Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.”
  -- Walter Lippmann

"Breathe Deep -- Fly High -- Seek Peace."
~~ A Dinotopian Greeting ~~
(from "Dinotopia" by James Gurney)

Cooperative And Responsible Internet Naming Network
(CARIN.Net)

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