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    Michael, Michael, Michael
    by raid on Saturday October 01 2005, @02:37PM (#16258)
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    Lets take your points one at a time, well that’s if my response is actually posted.

    "Would mean the end of ICANN and Business-led Internet Policies"

    With respect but, Where have you been hiding? One of the main reasons that the "Rest of the World" is looking for Global control of the Internet, is because of the "Lack or Business-Led policies by ICANN”, lack of a consistent set of rules, lack of honesty, lack of transparency, really where have you been hiding? (ICANN’s practices may have been consistent with the US business way of getting things done, but it certainly is not with many other business nations)

    The reason we are at this space, is because of the appalling job ICANN has done with the Internet, in many cases 'AGAINST businesses'

    Certainly, almost ( I did say “almost”) any sovereign nation could do a better job than ICANN, with one hand tied behind its back. You are not aiming for a very high standard by illustrating success on the DoC's behaviour and their lackies ICANN. (But then maybe you are, if Worldcom is an example of US commerce at its best)

    You should be thinking, how much better the Internet would be if it were not so business restricted, and more focus was on the actual quality and running of the internet. Hey the telecommunications industry have been running a successful network since 1865, and would appear to have been reasonably successful in managing a global resource, sounds like a good reference to me, and for the large part working in co-operation with the Global nations of the world.

    “Its horrible news for anyone who wants to see the Internet Flourish”

    It would be GREAT news if some kind of Global representation were put in place to manage the Internet; it’s not so much about the EU, but more about getting away from the DoC and secret societies like ICANN.

    “ICANN may have its faults” “MAY?” With respect, Are you in denial? ICANN HAS been a disaster, well except for the power hungry Global party goers that would appear to be increasing in size without actually contributing much in the way of control for the benefit of either consumer of business, well except for is group of friends that financially benefit from its secret behind doors decisions.

    “David Gross’s comment, Shocking and profound”

    What’s shocking and profound is that the US has let the antics of the DoC acting in many cases against US businesses, and also interfering in the development of the internet. This turn of events should not be a shock to anybody. Clearly DoC/ICANN’s anti-business, non-transparent processes have made this development inevitable.

    “United States fighting a solitary battle” What does this tell you, obviously not too much if you feel that the US must win. It tells me that if nearly every other sovereign nation is voting for change, then maybe, perhaps, the current process is not working!

    I know we hear a lot about UN corruption, but what about ICANN and DoC corruption, behind closed doors meetings – hardly what you’d want for an Open, friendly, collaborative resource that everybody can participate in and respect.

    I personally believe the better solution is to not fight ICANN and the DoC. Keep the current SPAM, FRAUD, and PORN and make it the US’s own network.

    We in the Rest of the World can develop the next generation global co-operative network, and allows OPEN, transparent operations and management, and maybe we will allow a gateway to the current structure, but then again, you’d have to comply with the “Rest of the Worlds” policies and guidelines, but then we have a proven record that has stood the test of time.

    A decade from now, we will have a network truly for the people, safe for users, probably there will still be space for “gutternet” what we have today.

    You may have started the Internet, well actually the true father of the Internet is a Brit, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, perhaps those from across the pond, may be the better ones to now carry the baton and move the community forward into a more fair and successful phase for the Global economy.

    Time to wake up to the truth
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