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    Re:I guess news travels slowly in ICANN
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 16 2004, @05:22PM (#13204)
    "I don't recall seeing anything in the .WEB proposal that would come even close to the crap that happened with .INFO and .BIZ."

    What happened with .INFO and .BIZ wasn't included in Afilias's nor Neulevel's proposal either. Afilias didn't say (in their proposal) that its Director(s) would submit Sunrise applications that included fraudulent trademark info, but that's what happened. Neulevel didn't put in their proposal that they were going to be the centerpoint of an illegal lottery, but that's what happened.

    "And even if so, those problems appear to happen with any domain you add to the root that isn't completely hobbled by policy."

    You're right, that's why those potential problems should be dealt with BEFORE approval of more TLDs.

    "Your argument casts a shadow on all new TLDs, not just .WEB. So do you propose tossing them all?"

    Not tossing them all, just not including more at this time. Additional TLDs (sponsored or otherwise) should not be added into the root until ICANN is no longer in control of the process of adding new TLDs. It's a huge hypocracy to say ICANN doesn't know what it's doing, yet trust them if they allow YOUR favorite new registry to administer a new TLD.

    The process of adding new TLDs to the root should be taken out of ICANN's hands, and only continued after control is delegated to another entity.
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    Re:I guess news travels slowly in ICANN
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 16 2004, @05:27PM (#13205)
    "I read those same forums, and it looked to me like he was playing at the same game that everyone does these days."

    Yes, I agree. It looked as though he WAS playing the same game that everyone does these days. However, I don't want the officers or board members of registries playing those games with the TLDs they manage. Do you?

    Officers and Directors of registries shouldn't be domain speculators. Otherwise, the consumer will be screwed.
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