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    ICANN's Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
    by srjmsbnd on Monday November 03 2003, @01:34PM (#12594)
    User #3894 Info | http://uk.geocities.com/srjmsbnd007/
    In reading:

    "Edward Hasbrouck encounters ICANN's unstinting commitment to enabling the public voice (or, rather, its total contempt for the public now that the public has no power in ICANN :"

    I am only reminded of the contractual nightmare presented by registrants of domain names by officially recognized registrars for ICANN in that those provisions have legal basises which go contrary to:

    1. The basis of our national sovereignty as national entities and individual rights

    2. Good common horse sense

    3. Better business practices

    4. Etc (by the way you can give me all your money without guarantees from me though I offer more accountability than ICANN registrars)

    where ICANN and its registrars has attempted to treat registrants as if they were some crack addict who are required to pay and pay and pay while ICANN and its registrars take and take and take ... without their recognition of any obligation to registrants (who can spend millions and years of man hours developing domain sites only to have it all taken away with ICANN or its registrars accepting any liability under law [national or international]) as such they are acting above the rule of law and wherefore act and exhibit the character traits of pirates / bandits.

    Whereas Yahoo has a affiliate with who it registers domains names as a service (Melbourneit.com) but when it registering it own domain names used a Swiss corporation and now alldomains.com but surely Yahoo's contracts and terms and conditions with such "people" (sic) are not the same as the ones you or I (mom and pop) are required to put up with. So frankly they can go to hell!
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    The ever-changing icann.org
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Tuesday November 04 2003, @10:51AM (#12596)
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    I've often documented www.icann.org being retroactively changed (without it being obvious, including false dates) apparently in response to public comments. I'd suggest grabbing those pages that may go down the memory drain. Google's archive and archive.org are only useful if ICANN is no longer using robots.txt.

    Speaking of archives, I see no mention on the ICANN site of when or if or where the realmedia stream might be made available. -g

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    Re:ICANN meeting 30 Oct 2003
    by Richard_Henderson on Thursday October 30 2003, @03:02PM (#12576)
    User #3269 Info | http://www.atlarge.org/

    If they had more time, then I presume they were able to read out the 6 questions I sent them.

    I actually sent these at midday on 28th October, using the address which was already on the website by then, so I presume Edward was looking in a different place.

    I received an acknowledgement of receipt for each mail.

    I returned from visiting a sick relative in time to see/hear Joop and Amadeu raising some closing points, then Vint adjourned the meeting.

    I therefore don't know if any of my questions were read out, but I hope someone's were... otherwise what's the point of offering the facility.

    Commonsense says that people unable to attend, but regularly involved in ICANN debate, should be able to participate.

    Richard Henderson

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