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    Cerf's Bullshitting You
    by Anonymous on Tuesday February 18 2003, @10:12PM (#11189)
    Vint is a master at playing dumb ... he's very convincing. But he was exposed to all sides of the issues prior to his rendering decisions which now seem clearly mistakes. A couple of years ago he told me Netsol's expired domains policy was "a blip on the ICANN's radar". Two years later it's still a mess. Vint is clealy more concerned about next week's photo opportunity than he is concerned about ICANN-accredited registars and registries screwing domain name consumers out of hard cash.
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    Vint says, "we just wanted the domain-name system
    by WIPOorgUK on Wednesday February 19 2003, @05:02AM (#11190)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    From this and previous interviews, I believe Vint is a coward - he does not directly answer his critics.


    "I'm concerned that we don't get carried away with [establishing] new top-level domains," Cerf says. "It's a mistake to suppose that that's the way to partition the various constituencies of the internet."

    Competent searching and indexing tools are a better way of finding an entity in an appropriate area than simply trusting that information service providers will be in the .info domain, he says.

    "There are many parties offering similar services with widely differing domain names; our job is just to make sure that it all operates efficiently," he says.

    End quote.

    This complete and utter rubbish from a bloke that was one of the fathers of the Internet - you would think he knows better.

    "our job is just to make sure that it all operates efficiently,"

    You are not even doing that though - are you Vint?

    ICANN help make rules that violate Trademark and Competition Laws - also abridging the publics choice of words - a violation of the First Amendment and they aid Government overreach to do this (being US DoC QUANGO).

    ICANN also actively prevent the system being efficient - by not enabling a directory system for trademarks - like the .reg TLD - don't you Vint?

    Tell us all Vint, is "Competent searching and indexing tools" (which may return hundreds/thousands of hits) OR a structured directory system better for finding the business you are looking for?

    Come on then Vint - can you not handle logically reasoned debate?

    You are not a coward are you?

    Prove me wrong.
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