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The Internet Y2K Campaign (www.nety2k.org) was started in December 1998 and to date, 13 organizations are participating in including:Several ISP associations in US, Asia Pacific and UK, and the Internet Society (ISOC). But this is very much a voluntary effort -- no full-time person is working on this campaign at all.
We organized an informal meeting in February in Washington DC. jointly-hosted by several members of the campaign, and Center for Strategic and International Studies, Center for Global Communication of Japan, and Asia Networks Research. I wrote an informal report about this meeting and I can give it to you later if you need one.
Representatives from the White House, Mr. McConnell, the head of US Delegation here today, US Commerce Department and FCC, Japanese MPT, NTT, KDD, experts from Y2K Working group of Internet Engineering Task Force(IETF), ISPs including PSI, UUNet, Teligent, and some vendors all joined.E-commerce Association and American Express came since they have concern on e-commerce functions.
No one in the room knew if the global 13 DNS root servers, the very heart of Internet address system, is ready or not, at all. We had little specific information other than IETF report on protocol.
We could not reach consensus on how to proceed.