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I myself became more concerned out of this meeting. I must say that the US government policy of not regulating the Internet seems playing a very negative role in this Y2K issue.
I contacted Mr. Elliot Maxwell of DoC, in charge of Internet Policy in US Government, that they should check the DNS root servers, since despite their policy of NOT regulating the Internet, they have contract with ICANN and NSI for the operation of these servers thus they are also responsible.
APIA decided to take more proactive action, starting at the regional Internet meeting called APRICOT, in March here in Singapore. We had heated discussion on some technical issues of Internet in relation to Y2K.
We also organized another BoF at APEC Tel WG Meeting in March in Miyazaki, Japan. There we made efforts that Internet be included in the agenda of this APEC Y2K Week, since there has been no public discussion about the Internet Y2K issue before. I want to ask you now, how many of you have heard or read about this subject today for the first time? Could you raise your hand?
We also started to discuss possible ‘Road show’ to send experts to many developing countries in Asia to help the ISPs and NICS to conduct Y2K preparations.