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    Now there is a suprise - I think not
    by WIPOorgUK on Thursday September 18 2003, @10:40AM (#12244)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    Another three years for the corrupt people that aid and abet breaking of trademark and competition law - who is even a bit suprised?

    Vint is "very grateful for the efforts of ICANN's CEO, Paul Twomey and his staff, working with the Department of Commerce, to complete this critical step on behalf of the ICANN and Internet communities." I knew Mr Cerf would be pleased - though I am very puzzled as to how he thinks the normal Internet public user and domain owner is better represented in the "Internet communities". These are the greater numbers that are being badly treated.

    I call them corrupt lawbreakers - as nobody has yet explained how ICANN giving corporation (with trademark) priority over smaller businesses (without) is not breaking the law. Lawyers are too afraid to answer.

    Another quote from Yahoo News [yahoo.com]:

    "The Commerce Department (news - web sites) has temporarily renewed ICANN's authority several times, over the objections of critics who say it is poorly managed and does not properly take the concerns of the Internet's 500 million users into account.

    In a press release, Commerce said ICANN had taken important steps to reorganize over the past year, and that the new agreement contained several milestones to ensure that the organization continues to improve."

    End quote.

    This is bull* lies and propaganda from US DoC - ICANN has not improved one bit. If anything it has got worse - taking away elected representatives.

    ICANN is now more closed to the Internet public than ever.

    The Articles of Incorporation [icann.org] state that "The Corporation [ICANN] shall operate for the benefit of the Internet community as a whole" and have "open and transparent processes".

    It looks like they lied on the Articles of Incorporation - seems they are fundamentally corrupt liars.

    Garry Anderson - Haverhill UK - Home site [skilful.com]
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      Re:Now there is a suprise - I think not
      by dmehus on Thursday September 18 2003, @12:02PM (#12247)
      User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
      I would agree with you that by barring public elections to ICANN's Board is opaque, at best, and undemocratic, at worst. It is indeed shameful.

      However, in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration [doc.gov] statement from newly installed administrator Michael Gallagher, it does say that the latest amendment sets out specific goals for ICANN to meet or risk losing its right to manage the Internet's naming and numbering system. One in particular is a clear and consistent policy that must be drafted and implemented by March 2004 concerning WHOIS data accuracy and how it will ensure accuracy. I hope it includes a provision (or provisions) that protect the privacy of individual users, such as requiring username and password verification to access the WHOIS database or letting the domain name owner that their domain name was looked up in the WHOIS database and by whom. The other deadline is a policy for adding new TLDs by September 2004. I hope they decide to use Dr. Mueller's White Paper. It would sure save them the work. :)

      So, ICANN is improving, albeit slowly.

      Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 23 2003, @08:38AM (#12290)
    is the only game in town
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