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    ICANN's Strategic Plan Changes Every 6 Months
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 11 2004, @07:58PM (#13560)
    ICANN's Strategic Plan Changes Every 6 Months

    Like all top-down socialist organisms, it has
    a common pattern which is: to keep the radar
    screens focused on sources of revenue, while
    expanding staff to absorb all funds, while
    continuing to spin a story [for gullible people who end up paying the bills] that the organism
    serves the people via regulatory price-fixing,
    selective censorship, and accreditation of
    "the right people" selected via country-club

    As long as gullible people fund the organism it will continue to thrive and grow.

    There are an unlimited number of people who are willing to take an empty-desk-job for $250,000 per year with no requirement to come to work and produce anything. Make up a title, start sending
    them checks and those checks will be cashed.

    'Is it true, what it says?'

    'A description, yes. The programme it sets forth is nonsense. The secret accumulation of knowledge -- a gradual spread of enlightenment -- ultimately a proletarian rebellion -- the overthrow of the Party. You foresaw yourself that that was what it would say. It is all nonsense. The proletarians will never revolt, not in a thousand years or a million. They cannot. I do not have to tell you the reason: you know it already. If you have ever cherished any dreams of violent insurrection, you must abandon them. 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.'
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The .NET Strategic Plan
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 12 2004, @06:05AM (#13563)
    What will ICANN do when they see the Micro$oft
    and Veri$ign .NET Strategic Plan which calls for
    them to operate the "new" .NET Registry with
    FREE Registrations for .NET domain names ?

    How can ICANN turn down a FREE (no-charge) Registry ?

    Will the Registrars rush in to soak up that extra
    $6 per name per year, or will the ICANN Staff
    take that as their (tax) fee ?

    Will the FREE .NET registrations be tied to other
    Micro$oft and Veri$ign products ?

    Will ARIN.NET, RIPE.NET and APNIC.NET step in to
    make sure this does not happen and to make sure
    they operate the .NET Registry for a higher price ?

    Will all of the ISOC Micro$oft and Veri$ign
    bashers (like Farber) jump up and down claiming
    that they (M$ and V$) are using their monopoly
    power to over-charge consumers ?

    How can over-charging be claimed, when the .NET
    registrations are FREE ?

    How many years can one register a FREE .NET name ?

    Will the FREE Registrations be limited to one
    year to make sure .NET owners come back to get
    a refresh of the latest M$ and V$ policies and
    the .NET protocol engine, which of course locks
    into the .COM TLD and other V$ TLDs, such as .TV ?

    Assuming ICANN opts to hand .NET to some secret
    group of strategic socialist community planners,
    from the ISOC inner circle, what happens when
    M$ and V$ ignore that and deploy the .NET protocol
    engine that routes around the ISOC cult ?

    On a name by name basis, will .NET owners vote
    with their feet and registrations for the M$V$
    Strategic Plan or the ISOC Strategic Plan ?

    Do you have access to the entire .NET ?

    http://ww w.C.net
    http: //www.F.net
    h ttp://www.I.net
    http://www.K.ne t
    http://www. N.net
    http:// www.Q.net
    htt p://www.T.net
    http://www.Y. net
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Do You Have Access to the Entire .NET ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 12 2004, @06:28AM (#13564)
    http://www.A.NET [a.net] http://www.B.NET [b.net] http://www.C.NET [c.net] http://www.D.NET [d.net] http://www.E.NET [e.net] http://www.F.NET [f.net] http://www.G.NET [g.net] http://www.H.NET [h.net] http://www.I.NET [i.net] http://www.J.NET [j.net] http://www.K.NET [k.net] http://www.L.NET [l.net] http://www.M.NET [m.net] http://www.N.NET [n.net] http://www.O.NET [o.net] http://www.P.NET [p.net] http://www.Q.NET [q.net] http://www.R.NET [r.net] http://www.S.NET [s.net] http://www.T.NET [t.net] http://www.U.NET [u.net] http://www.V.NET [v.net] http://www.W.NET [w.net] http://www.X.NET [x.net] http://www.Y.NET [y.net] http://www.Z.NET [z.net] http://www.0.NET [0.net] http://www.8.NET [8.net] http://www.1.NET [1.net] http://www.3.NET [3.net]
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    the ISOC Labor Union thugs at NANOG
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 12 2004, @10:22AM (#13567)
    Note, the ISOC Labor Union thugs will be all over the next NANOG meeting, especially now that ARIN is funding NANOG.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    RIRs Grasping at Straws to Head Off .NET Reality
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 12 2004, @11:53AM (#13568)
    RIRs Grasping at Straws to Head Off .NET Reality

    Looks like the SAIC Spook that was the President of ARIN is gone.

    http://www.ripe.net/ipv6/ipv6-support-20040512.htm l

    “In the ARIN region, we have received clear direction from the community to make all necessary preparations for IPv6 deployment. This includes work on the allocation policies and procedures, as well as making our own services available via IPv6,” stated John Curran, Acting President of ARIN.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Next Generation Network Standards to be Defined
    by Anonymous on Thursday May 13 2004, @02:56AM (#13570)
    Next Generation Network Standards to be Defined at ITU

    http://www.itu.int/newsroom/press_releases/2004/05 .html

    A core group of experts from telecommunication service providers and manufacturers will lead different work areas. The exact structure of the group will be agreed following its first meeting June 2004.

    For further information:

    Mr Greg Jones
    ITU-T Communications Coordinator
    Tel: +41 22 730 5515
    Email: greg.jones@itu.int

    Mr Arshey Odedra
    NGN Focus Group Secretariat
    Tel: +41 22 730 5866
    E-mail: arshey.odedra@itu.int
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    by alan on Thursday May 13 2004, @08:50AM (#13573)
    User #2877 Info
    It sure is a shame moderation doesn't work around here. I've got the points right now, but as usual there's no [MODERATE] button at the bottom of the page, so there is nothing I can do to help filter out the noise.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    40 People Working on the ICANN Budget ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday May 13 2004, @09:03AM (#13575)
    There are about 40 people working on the
    ICANN Budget. That should give you some clue
    about what you think the "Strategic Plan" is.

    and now, for your daily dose of ICANN double-speak from "the community"

    http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/regis trars/msg01642.html

    "As a member of the Finance Committee, I intend to approach this advisory
    role by listening to the entire community including the
    registrars, who have long funded the bulk of ICANN's budget. I'll try
    my best to begin by focusing on understanding any concerns registrars
    may have, so that these inputs can assist in developing recommendations
    to the Board. I plan to form definite opinions on the budget only after
    I've had a chance to hear the community's views and discuss them with the
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Plan? What plan?
    by KarlAuerbach on Thursday May 13 2004, @11:10AM (#13579)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    During my term on ICANN's board (which ended 11 months ago) I never once heard any mention of any long term or strategic plan.

    During the recent meetings at the ITU and UN I received the distinct impression that many of participants in those meetings considered ICANN to be a disposable and transitory entity that would be replaced or re-defined as the broader concepts of internet governance were formed.

    In those meetings there was a strong underlying note of creating small, highly focused structures to resolve clearly articulated problems rather than having a one-size-fits-all-and-does-all kind of thing such as ICANN.

    In other words, much of ICANN's fate is not in ICANN's hands.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Budget $15,000,000 - 30 people $500,000 per person
    by Anonymous on Monday May 17 2004, @05:27PM (#13601)
    Budget $15,000,000 - 30 people $500,000 per person

    With 60 people that is $250,000 per person

    With 8 offices total like that, the total budget
    will be $120,000,000. That is pocket change in
    the Washington D.C., U.N., ITU and NSF circles.
    The NSF is about $5 Billion per year.

    ICANN has a lot of room to expand, and one thing
    people can count on, it will.
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