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    Re: Milestone or Millstone?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday August 24 2001, @05:02PM (#2008)
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    That is not a fair comment. You write anonymously that ICANNWatch doesn't "cover what is really going on", but you offer no clue what goings-on you'd like the site to cover. I guess it's much easier to snipe anonymously at the site than to work constructively to improve it, such as by submitting articles about whatever events you think are being overlooked here.
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    Re: Milestone or Millstone? by dtobias
    Re: Milestone or Millstone?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Sunday August 26 2001, @07:22AM (#2026)
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    I'm not a lawyer, and every article I've submitted to this site has been published.

    I don't rely on ICANNWatch as my only source of news and information about ICANN. I regularly check out a number of other sites, including ICANN's own site, the registry sites of the various TLDs, and other news and commentary sites and newsgroups. I don't take any person or organization's views as gospel. I have my own opinions that don't necessarily match any specific "faction"'s views in every respect. But I do regard this site as one of the sites that serves as a useful source of information and commentary on the subject of ICANN and domain name policy issues.

    And I took advantage of this site's quick, easy, and free registration so that my articles and commentary are honestly identified under my own name. I don't just snipe anonymously. Perhaps your contributions would be taken more seriously if you did so too.
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    Re: Milestone or Millstone?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday August 26 2001, @08:28AM (#2027)
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    I've never had a submission refused by ICANNWatch. If you can figure out how to review my posts you'll see I've been a consistent, if not perceptive, critic of ICANN. This idea that ICANNWatch is part of the ICANN spin machine is ludicrous. Were it not for ICANNWatch I suspect the press would simply regurgitate the content free ICANN party line.

    I know that ICANNWatch is helping to redefine the landscape because I've seen my own views, as expressed here, appear on news sites, even to the point of one of my submissions being reprinted in total, with nothing else added, in a Silicon Valley newspaper (unattributed, or rather mis-attributed to the reporter). I could care less. Info does want to be free. If you happen to have any useful info (you seem to think you do and it is being suppressed) perhaps you could post it and see what happens. In the unlikely event that it mysteriously disappears you are free to start ICANNWatchWatch, assuming it hasn't already been registered in all the 250+ TLDs by speculators. -g

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