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    The Lack of .TRAVEL Comments
    by Anonymous on Friday April 30 2004, @09:33AM (#13458)
    The lack of .TRAVEL comments is a clear indication
    that people are not interested in ICANN destroying
    yet another TLD. People have now learned that
    participation in the ICANN process will be used
    against them. The ICANN Board will claim to have
    a mandate from a large community of interested
    parties. They have no such mandate with .TRAVEL.

    That of course will not matter. The ICANN Board will
    just change the rules. They will now claim to have
    a mandate from the large community delivered via
    the sponsorship process. The ICANN Board and Staff
    can make up any rules they want to suit their
    needs. Delivering the .ORG TLD to their Internet
    Society, which they created, is one example.

    " Down in the street the wind flapped the torn poster to and fro, and the word INGSOC fitfully appeared and vanished. Ingsoc. The sacred principles of Ingsoc. Newspeak, doublethink, the mutability of the past." George Orwell - 1984
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    The rule of the Party is for ever.
    by Anonymous on Friday April 30 2004, @10:06AM (#13459)
    "There is no way in which the Party can be overthrown. The rule of the Party is for ever. Make that the starting-point of your thoughts.'

    He came closer to the bed. 'For ever!' he repeated. 'And now let us get back to the question of "how" and "why". You understand well enough how the Party maintains itself in power. Now tell me why we cling to power. What is our motive? Why should we want power? Go on, speak,' he added as Winston remained silent.

    Nevertheless Winston did not speak for another moment or two. A feeling of weariness had overwhelmed him. The faint, mad gleam of enthusiasm had come back into O'Brien's face. He knew in advance what O'Brien would say. That the Party did not seek power for its own ends, but only for the good of the majority."
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    by Anonymous on Friday April 30 2004, @12:53PM (#13460)
    There's lots of support for ICANN's .travel, including mine! You panicking New.net customers are a real hoot! The only reason there's no comments in ICANN's comments area is that at least one serious virus was emanating from there ... it's true.

    Don't worry, ICANN's .travel is a real extension, not a subdomain (.travel is not equal to .travel.new.net), so it cannot collide with New.net's subdomain.

    Yuk yuk yuk. You bozos who bought into that New.net crapola are now knee deep in it ... heh heh heh .

    Can you say "suckers"? Sure, I knew you could ...
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    Comment period re-opened, extended for 2 more week
    by ehasbrouck on Friday April 30 2004, @01:59PM (#13461)
    User #3130 Info | http://hasbrouck.org
    A few hours after the comment period ended this moring (following its usually maximally open and transparent process of complete secrecy and surprise), ICANN posted a new notice extending the comment period for another 2 weeks, until 23:50 UTC, 14 May 2004.

    It would be, perhaps, too cynical to think that the primary reason for the extension of the comment period was to give the ICANN staff and board members' buddies at IATA, the Tralliance Corp., and the Travel Partnership Corporation a chance to respond to my comments, in order to try to salvage the secret back-room deal between ICANN and IATA on .travel which I've exposed in earlier articles [hasbrouck.org] and statements from participants in closed meetings with ICANN.

    But given the professed desire of both ICANN and the applicants to complete the application and evaluation process as quickly as possible, the extension of the comment period certainly suggests that things are not going as ICANN planned. (Do they plan?)

    In particular, none of the ten applications to sponsor new top-level Internet domain names has prompted comments showing the level of support for the proposals form the interested communities required by the criteria in the request for proposals.

    On its face, the lack of supportive comments should be grounds for summary rejection of all the current proposals. Instead, I expect we will see a determined face-saving effort by applicants during the extended comment perior to stuff the comment e-mail boxes with endorsements for their applications from their friends and front groups.
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