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    Re:I guess news travels slowly in ICANN
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 24 2004, @11:22AM (#13266)
    "How quickly we all forget what was going on prior to the first round..."

    Yeah, and don't forget IOD was selling .WEB registrations, hand-over-fist. These "registrations" are useless, and you can't blame Afilias or Ken Stubbs for that.

    Plain and simple, IOD failed to do what was necessary for successful inclusion in the root. Even deadbeats were successful, leading me to believe ICANN just didn't like IOD. I know Mike Roberts didn't like IOD. I know Hans Kraaijenbrink didn't like IOD. I know Esther Dyson didn't like IOD. All three of these assholes were ready to give a TLD to Name-Space! Yes folks, even the folly that was Name-Space (500+ TLDs!) could have been successful, if the dodo speaking for Name-Space November 16, 2000 bothered to remember all of the products his company was selling ... the turkey, he really blew it.

    Well folks, maybe someday IOD will get .WEB into the root, but most of us will probably be too old to give a crap.
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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 Wednesday March 24 2004, @12:01PM (#13267)
    "...These "registrations" are useless, and you can't blame Afilias or Ken Stubbs for that."

    This statement isn't even remotely related to our discussion. Now, if you wish to veer back on course and discuss what was the topic, please proceed.

    It should have been obvious to any idiot and the donkey he rode in on that Ken Stubbs and others within Afilias had major conflicts of interest. I can't imagine anyone who knew this was surprised by what eventually happened. Do you not agree?

    You are sounding less the virtuous promoter of ICANN oversight and more the clueless IOD basher.

    Shelby Hudgens
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