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    Re:I guess news travels slowly in ICANN
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 16 2004, @08:22PM (#13208)
    "I agree. I'm not a speculator, so that should put your mind at ease."

    I'm glad you feel you are no speculator. Please don't tell me when my mind should be "at ease". I can do that for myself, thank you. I'm no sheep.

    "Next time, please feel free to ask me, directly."

    I've never felt that I couldn't ask you directly, I merely chose not to. There's nothing to ask ... facts are facts. I don't need your spin on history to form my opinions. My opinions are based on what I've seen, and not YOUR interpretation of the facts.

    "Otherwise, you're just playing at rumor."

    No, I've made informed judgements based on factual history. Sorry I did that without your permission, but I didn't feel your blessing was necessary. If you want ICANN to give you your gTLD, sometime before you're eligible for social security, you'd probably do better by acting less arrogant, staying out of speculator forums, and publicly highlighting how your registry would prevent the problems that plagued Afilias and Neulevel. Obviously, consumers cannot automatically trust a registry Director merely based on ICANN's blessing, quick wit, or 10-year old credentials.

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    Re:I guess news travels slowly in ICANN by Anonymous
    Re:I guess news travels slowly in ICANN
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 18 2004, @09:41AM (#13214)
    IOD's application clearly stated what it would do to ensure a smooth entry. I have no reason specific to IOD not to believe it, do you? As far as specifically addressing the problems that plagued Afilias, I think no amount of credentials would (or could, for that matter) successfully address those issues.

    You mention that Afilias and Neulevel never proposed in their respective applications to do the things they did, thus implying that it wouldn't matter really what was in the applications - until ICANN was changed, we should all sit in limbo until they got their act together. Ergo: .com for life. However, the warning signs were all over the place during the first round. Conflicts of interest with respect to board members and other obvious issues were well-known to all of us. Most of what happened with Afilias and Neulevel was predicted, in some form or another, by many people. IOD hasn't shown itself supportive of any such backroom dealings or a predisposition to do anything but bring a popular TLD to the world. Indeed, IOD has been penalized far too long for not marching to ICANN's beat.

    This boils down to trust. Just because you can't trust ICANN doesn't mean you can't trust the entities ICANN is supposedly regulating. To apply Afilias' and Neulevel's waywardness to any other applicant is guilt by association, and is unfair in the extreme.

    What more would you suggest IOD add to its application or say publicly to ease your concerned mind?

    Shelby Hudgens
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