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    Re: New online elections for icannatlarge.com appr
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday July 16 2002, @01:35PM (#7915)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I myself refuse to support any ostensibly noncommercial initiative that uses a .com address... it's kind of like putting a big sign on their back saying "I'm too stupid to know which TLD is which... kick me!"
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    Re: New online elections for icannatlarge.com appr
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday July 16 2002, @02:02PM (#7916)
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    Dan, there's a long history to this, and it isn't really most of these folks' fault. Here's a very short version. The existing owner of icannatlarge.com was anointed (without any vote or consensus or particular discussion) as the recipient of funds from Esther Dyson and others to bootstrap the nascent atlarge after it failed a rigged study.

    So when ICANN's cleansheet look at internet democracy turned out to be a deathshroud, folks needed somewhere to turn, so they followed the money. That's the trick with ICANN insiders, you can follow their money, but you can't catch it. So once all the folks were set-up over there, moving again isn't that easy to do, much as some would like to. And only the recipient of the Dyson et al funds presently has the keys, not only to the name, which obviously could be left behind, but to everything else. So it's a tricky situation.

    After all Dan, didn't you say something about slowly packing to get out of .com, and you really know what you're doing and presumably only have to answer to yourself. I hope you cut them some slack. More, I hope you join (I'm not presently a member for other, but related, reasons). I think, no, I know, you would be a great asset to them (or any attempt at internet democracy) in a number of ways. Whether you would get anything in return I cannot say, but the effort doesn't deserve to die just yet, and certainly not over a name.

    BTW, the .org version is registered to the intrepid Jefsey Morphin and he might be willing to lend it out, but I think he has problems with it as it's registered with VeriSign. Of course any old name would do, I agree as usual, preferably in .org. :) -g

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    Re: New online elections for icannatlarge.com appr
    by vbertola on Wednesday July 17 2002, @02:56AM (#7936)
    User #3435 Info | http://bertola.eu.org/
    We currently use icannatlarge.com as that is the URL that was available and chosen by the people who bootstrapped this effort six months ago. We are currently about to elect this 12-months panel, which among the other tasks will have to write the final Bylaws of the organization (which will then be submitted to all members for approval). These Bylaws will likely include a change of name and URL.

    --vb. (Vittorio Bertola)
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