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    Re: ICANN Closes Most Popular Comment Forum
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday March 19 2002, @02:13PM (#5412)
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    Some may, but in fact it's the thirtieth forum that ICANN has closed, at least five of which were set up to deal with new TLDs. I posted to some of them and wasn't surprised (or disenfranchised) when they were closed. It's also not surprising that this one has also reached the end of its role, as the new TLDs have all now more or less been approved. However, the new TLD process is still being evaluated, and that forum is still open. As much of the discussion of the just closed forum was to do with evaluating the rollout of new TLDs it was arguably going on in the wrong place anyway, as M. Stuart Lynn then couldn't have made the claim in Accra that I mention above.

    I suspect that ICANN may well shut down all those forums, M. Stuart Lynn hinted as much when he called them a joke, but with the heat they're taking right now they may wait awhile. If/when they do that, I'd be more in agreement that discussion is being stifled. But, like the NetSol domain policy list (which didn't even leave archives when it went away), if you're going to hold pointed discussions in the belly of the beast, eventually you can expect to be expelled. -g

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