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The subscriber mailing lists, shown below in alphabetical order, explore the domain name system and Internet management issues in detail. They provide an excellent way to network with others who share similar interests. The comments of individual mailing lists are generally archived and accessible for anyone to read, but participation, in most cases, requires submission of a (free) subscriber form. Contact individual list hosts, not the archive address, for subscription details.

On May 24, 2001, the Domain Policy list, hosted by Network Solutions since March of 1996, was summarily shut down and all the archives were removed. VeriSign's list administrator, Tom Newell, posted the unexpected and terse announcement at 11:14 EST:

This list will be closed effective immediately. When we started the list many years ago, there were no lists specifically focusing on domain policy issues. Today there are a wide range of public lists that address this topic.

Thank you very much for your participation.

Please refer all queries to Brian O'Shaughnessy, of VeriSign's Corporate Communications department at


We urge all those who have participated in this forum to write to Tom Newell, List Administrator and Brian O Shaughnessy, Public Relations Director, requesting that VeriSign restore the archives, which chronicle the community debate on the evolution of the domain name industry. A partial archive since 1999 is available as a 13mb zip file courtesy of Ron Bennett at:




Domain Name
Rights Organization



Computer Professionals for Social Resp

Computer Professionals
for Social Responsibility

Cook Report on Internet

Cook Report on Internet

Craig Simon's Beta Zone

RKey DNS Overview

Cavebear Growls Newsletter

Cavebear Growwll

Open Root Server Confederation Essays

Tasty Bits from the
Technology Front





OpenNIC Members Forum 






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