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    Membership Issues Chat With Esther Dyson Online
    posted by michael on Monday November 18 2002, @02:56PM

    David McGuire, of WashingtonPost.com, will be doing a chat at noon EST on Wednesday with former ICANN Board Chair Esther Dyson. The ostensible subject will the the ALAC (ICANN's new company union to replace/pre-empt an chance of an uppity membership) but the floor will be open for questions on many subjects.

    Who knows, the way things are going, Dyson's era may turn out to have been the good old days....

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    Re: Chat With Esther Dyson Online
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Tuesday November 19 2002, @06:24AM (#10187)
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    1. I fail to see how this is a failing. You are basing this on Stuart Lynn's arbitrary position of allowing sponsored only in the next round. This is a position of dubious merit at best.

    2. You make this claim, yet you provide no facts to back it up. How have IOD not proven technical ability? They have a functioning registry. Where is it deficient?

    The specific reasons cited in the 2000 evaluation were quite wrong. Andersen's evaluation was shown to be incorrect. The technical evaluation was shown to be incorrect. Compare IOD's application to Afilias's, and you will see that their underlying systems were virtually identical. Ironic, that, as Afilias chose not to implement that system and, instead, implemented a system that did not work.

    Your facts are, in short, made up.

    Please cite some real ones. I'll even start you off: Is IOD's back-end database deficient in any way? Can their system not handle anticipated load? Do they lack bandwidth? Is their TPM too low? Is their zone server plan lacking in any way?

    Come on, just one solid fact, will you?
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    Re: What Utter Bullshit ...
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Tuesday November 19 2002, @11:57AM (#10200)
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    I agree. But I also viewed the video transcripts of the meeting, and I've spoken to someone from IOD, and it seemed to me that IOD changed this aspect of their application when ICANN said that it was unacceptable. IOD pledged to have registrars straight away. ICANN then dismissed IOD's application as having a substantive change, even though it was for the better, and even though other applicants made changes yet were not disqualified in any way.

    It just doesn't make much sense to me when the company that seemed to have started this whole thing is shown the door for no good reason. Perhaps there's something I'm not aware of, having started following this only slightly more than a year ago.

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    Re: Chat With Esther Dyson Online
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Thursday November 21 2002, @08:23AM (#10221)
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    Interesting observation. Since you're obviously a legal professional, perhaps you can outline the legal theory under which IOD or any other applicant can sue?

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