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    Membership Issues Esther Dyson calls for Global Political Parties for ICANN
    posted by jon on Thursday July 05 2001, @07:50AM

    picasso writes "A new interview with former ICANN chair Esther Dyson on www.opendemocracy.net. Back in 1994, Dyson was arguing that the Internet could dissolve political parties. But it appears she now thinks parties – “a ‘More New TLDs party’ or an ‘IP Is Sacred’ party” – will help make representatives elected to ICANN more realistic and accountable. “We need a layer of civil society in which people say, well I’m for free bread, and I propose we fund it by this bread tax.”"

    She's inviting questions onsite about the idea...

    Here's the URL: http://www.opendemocracy.net/forum/document_details.asp?CatID=12&DocID=482

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    Re: Esther Dyson calls for Global Political Partie
    by Mpawlo on Tuesday July 10 2001, @10:57PM (#1158)
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    Dyson argues for global political Internet parties.

    I am very pessimistic about such an idea and I think it is well in line with ICANNs previous work, thus utterly flawed and naive. This is a great idea as such - world democracy seems like a utopia, but I can not see it happen overnight - if ever. In my opinion it is time for a more realistic approach to the domain name regulation. Why not use one of the current more or less global organizations or treaties and expand them with domain names? The function as such is needed, but it should be moved to a less flawed organization that has true accountability, transparency and is representative of the international community.

    When it comes to ICANNs role as such, or the function of ICANN, I do not see it beeing expanded in any way. As stated by Larry Lessig:

    "ICANN's role is to be a tiny, coordinating body for technical standards made elsewhere; its function is to assure those standards sustaing and support the stability and diversity of the Internet."

    What are your views on this?



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