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    sTLDs hoping to enter legacy root ICANN claims to think I've given up
    posted by michael on Friday September 30 2005, @05:23AM

    ehasbrouck writes "I heard nothing from ICANN while I was travelling this northern hemisphere summer (austral winter) -- although the .travel" top-level domain (TLD) was added to the root during that time. My last message to ICANN's General Counsel and Secretary, Mr. John Jeffrey, remained unanswered.

    Once I got home, I wrote to ICANN to ask what (if anything) they planned to do, and when (if ever), with respect to my request for independent review of the process by which ICANN made its decision on ".travel", and my request for reconsideration of the lack of openness and transparency of the ICANN Board of Directors "meeting" of 3 May 2005, at which further discussion of TLD's was on the last-minute agenda.

    Late last night, in reply to a query from the Chairman of ICANN's Board of Directors, Mr. Vinton G. Cerf, I finally got an answer from Mr. Jeffrey, claiming:

    We have been under the impression until recently that Mr. Hasbrouck had abandoned his various requests for review, based upon his failure to respond to the Ombudsman's Office and the quality of his response to my own email.

    I have immediately responded to Messrs. Jeffrey and Cerf, reiterating that my requests remain outstanding, and that I have neither "fail[ed] to respond to the Ombudsman's Office" nor given any indication that I have "abandoned" my "various requests for review".

    I have nothing personal against Mr. Jeffrey. I know nothing about him personally. So far as I know, we have never met, and I wouldn't recognize him if we did. My only communication with him has been by e-mail, in relation to ICANN business. But as I have said in my latest message to his employers -- ICANN's CEO (Mr. Paul Twomey) and Chairman of the Board:

    I do not find it credible that Mr. Jeffrey sincerely believes that this message was intended to indicate my "abandonment" of my requests.

    I've also noted repeatedly, in my published articles on this topic, that my request for independent review remains outstanding.

    I've posted the complete exchange between myself and ICANN in my blog."

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    They forgot my request for review from before 2000
    by KarlAuerbach on Saturday October 01 2005, @09:25AM (#16257)
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    I've had a request for independent review pending ever since ICANN did its first gifting unto Versign back in year 1998 or thereabouts. I pointed out that ICANN had greviously violated its own rules in the making of the agreement.

    But that request, like yours, fell into the ICANN bit bucket.
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