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    Re: WLS Approved, With Amendments
    by RFassett on Friday August 23 2002, @11:11AM (#8681)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    "The big news is the WLS plan is approved....."

    ...this is big news mostly because: "Whereas, the Board recognizes that current workload, staffing, and priorities make it advisable to defer acting on the NTEPPTF recommendations until the ICANN Board meeting in Shanghai, China, in October 2002"

    Exactly what is this workload, staffing, and list of priorities that do not allow ICANN's CEO - and chair of the NTEPPTF - to properly inform Board members of the recommendations of the Task Force that he chaired, most specifically that of "parallel processing"? Since this recommendation clearly states no guarantee of entry into the root, I fail to see what could take all of a half hour to discuss, such as:

    Q: What potential effect does launching parallel processing have upon DNS technical stability?

    A: None

    D: Approved. Next.

    I am not sure why Stuart Lynn claims ICANN's processes inhibit its ability to make decisions consistent with the speed of the Internet....as far as its ability to continue to make decisions - even when using the Task Force approach to advise the Board - the ICANN entity moves lightening quick at deciding to restrict competition. "Deferring to act" on its core mission IS a decision and one that ICANN has proven very good at, and with exceptional speed.

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    Re: WLS Approved, With Amendments
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Friday August 23 2002, @11:40AM (#8683)
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    Ray, it's simple, and I expect that you know it.

    It was deferred because ICANN doesn't want any more TLDs to compete with the ones they already handed out to their friends and supporters.

    End of story.

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