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    Global poker game for the internet goes on
    posted by michael on Tuesday May 03 2005, @08:02AM

    Fergie writes "Kieren McCarthy writes in The Register that:

    A new front has opened up in the global battle for control of the internet, with a heated exchange of letters between two of the main players.

    The chairman of Centr - an organisation representing the needs and wishes of a large part of the world's internet registries - has fired a broadside at internet overseeing organisation ICANN following a letter from ICANN that dismissed his organisation's complaints.

    In the most recent letter, dated 29 April, Centr chairman Paul Kane made his points bluntly, accusing ICANN of being a quasi-regulator and a "United States private-sector company" from which sovereign nations would not accept orders. He outlined the main concerns with ICANN and made it clear that unless ICANN started accepting a relationship of equals, it would not get the support it needs.


    [Editor's note: This Register article is really a don't-miss read. -mf]

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    Paul Kane Just Wants to Hide All His 2-Letter TLDs
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 03 2005, @06:58PM (#15070)
    Paul Kane Just Wants to Hide All His 2-Letter TLDs

    With the growing ICANN Staff, and growing ICANN
    budget, more and more eyes can be placed on each
    TLD. That is scrutiny that people like Paul Kane
    do not want.

    The ICANN Staff and the U.S. Government will
    naturally start asking how one guy could get so
    many 2-letter TLDs. Does Paul Kane think he is
    a country ?

    The ICANN agenda under Paul Twomey is to of
    course move 2-letter TLDs to governments. Paul
    Twomey comes from the clueless GAC faction.
    As they become educated and/or encouraged by
    ICANN, countries want their TLD gold-mines.
    People like Paul Kane of course do not want to
    give up those TLDs and the profits.

    What is ironic is that many of the players
    around ICANN continue finding themselves in a
    strange situation. They fund ICANN to deploy
    the weapons that are used to destroy the funders.
    ICANN of course finds new funders, as they
    push old players aside. ICANN works the divide
    and conquer path, one TLD at a time.

    Paul Kane must feel like a guy with pockets
    full of cash surrounded by dozens of pick-pockets.
    As he covers one pocket, they attack another.
    ICANN will pick Paul Kane bare, along with many
    other players that set themselves up to look
    like countries.
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    Poker ?
    by AmericaAtLarge on Wednesday May 04 2005, @12:03PM (#15085)
    User #4126 Info | http://americeatlarge.org/
    All valid concerns, but do we really want a government controlling it all? Well, maybe the UN, but imagine how long it would take to steer issues.

    Private organizations, not-for-profit, could do good things for the Internet, while government entities will focus on restrictions and hindering the technology.

    What we are experiencing is a dynamic of 'new stuff'. We all should join together to promote dialog on this issue.

    -RJGlass, A@L
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