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    Comment Above is Very Unfair to Postel
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday March 03 2004, @07:58AM (#13066)
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    I think the evidence is pretty clear that ICANN was formed in substantial part to give Postel legal protection against lawsuits; there is not a shred of evidence that he was in it for the money. Rather, this is another way in which today's ICANN would likely horrify him.
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    Re:Comment Above is Very Unfair to Postel
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 03 2004, @11:25AM (#13069)
    It is easily proven that ICANN was formed to
    create a highly paid position (Chief Technical Officer) outside of the (USC/ISI) academic ivory tower, which Jon used and abused for years.

    It was becoming harder and harder for USC/ISI to
    con the National Science Foundation into providing
    tens of millions of dollars in grants for them
    to feast at the public's expense.

    All of Jon's cronies had cashed out. There are
    numerous posts by them about needing a way to
    help Jon Postel cash out. Jon Postel was a paid
    contract consultant to Network Solutions (Verisign) to help them ensure they would win the bid for the InterNIC.

    Rodney Joffe placed Jon Postel on the Board of
    Directors of Genuity to help him cash out.
    Follow that money trail. It leads to the .INFO
    TLD and many other TLDs.

    It has always been about money. USC/ISI is all
    about money. It is a PRIVATE school that caters
    to the wealthy. The IANA tower over the harbor
    in Marina Del Rey is of course used by spooks
    to do surveilance on the rich and famous in LA.
    The Internet is also used for that.
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