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    Re: dotcx says 'ICANN Threatens the Stability of t
    by rforno (rforno@infowarrior.org) on Tuesday July 03 2001, @02:06AM (#1056)
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    Let's see - ICANN dragging its feet on a requested action by a member of the Internet community....that's not surprising seeing how they've handled nearly everything else to date... most notably how they've handled/considered/deployed new TLDs. This is sort of surprising from an entity very much pro-business and anti-consumer.

    I wonder how quickly ICANN would act if it was a VRSN or .US registry that asked for a similar update. You can prolly bet that would happen faster than DoC approved their latest shenangigans last month.

    On a side note - we're already seeing Australia becoming a mini Internet censorship/surveillance state, so Michael is correct, they do have their own "agenda" so to speak.

    On a side note, who could .CX appeal to? DoC? I'm still on my first cup of coffee and haven't reasearched it, but what accountability/grievance process is there for folks like .CX to go to, besides the court of world public opinion via the media?

    While competition in the namespace is has in many areas improved the level of service quality of (now) multiple Registrars, ICANN is a legacy brainchild experiment from the Clinton Administration - an Administration that had zero clue about how the net -really- worked. Like so many other Clintonian projects, this one is riddled with problems, conflicts, nebulous charters, back-room dealings, ethical black holes, and truly epitomizes everything about how the previous Administraton worked. One only hopes ICANN doesn't have interns on staff.

    ICANN reminds me of the damn-the-torpedoes and to-hell-with-the-consequences Slim Pickens riding the nuke, waving his hat and shouting "yee haah!" all the way to impact in the movie Dr Strangelove. I don't envy the few voices of reason on the ICANN Board - they're on the bridge of the proberbial Titanic and can do little but hope their efforts from (as minority members on the board) can turn the ship quickly enough to avoid the iceberg.....
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