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    So what's in the ICANN contract?
    by ukryule on Thursday January 15 2004, @12:08AM (#12854)
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    I'm sure this has been answered before ... but what are the major issues with the contract that the ccTLDs are asked to sign by ICANN? Also, if (as the story says) countries like Britain, Germany and France have refused to sign the agreement, what is their relationship with ICANN?
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    Re:So what's in the ICANN contract?
    by ldg on Saturday January 17 2004, @11:51PM (#12866)
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    "All ICANN can really do is draw a line in the sand and force the issue with the requirement of their contract in the event of any redelegation, to avoid committing to service levels that they may never be able to meet"

    So it's okay for ICANN to use blackmail and ignore the RFC's while destablizing the net? ICANN's line in the sand flies in the face of stability and the good of the internet in general.

    If blackmail is the only way ICANN is able to convince the CCTLDs to sign a contract, there is something fundamentally wrong with both the contract and the premise behind the concept. If the situation were a reasonable one, cooperations among the ccTLDs and ICANN would have been accomplished long ago. It is not surprising to me that blackmail is used since part of the mandate from DoC is to form relationships with the CCTLS in order to maintain its position. I just wonder what will happen when they continue to fail in these mandates. Another renewal for six months or a year? The continual stalling simply provides the cartel with more power and control while shafting users.

    ICANN has managed to tamper with the stability of the net while doing nothing to secure it or even gain a little credibility. Heaven help us if they force the RIRs to comply with their wishes, although I doubt APNIC and RIPE would allow it.

    Perhaps it really is time for the ccTLDs to look at alternatives.
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